Tuesday, September 29, 2015

FC Porto vs Chelsea - Competition: UEFA Champions League

FC Porto team are unbeaten in seven games this season and they are top of the league following the derby win over Benfica, in spite of the unfortunate draw with Moreirense. Julen Lopetegui’s side shared a 2-2 draw with Dynamo Kiev in their opening UCL fixture.
For the hosts, defender Maicon has recovered from injury but key midfielder Yacine Brahimi is a major doubt. Furthermore, striker Andre Silva will be missing as he was ruled out for a month. Andre Andre and Vincent Aboubakar are expected to start up front.
Chelsea Currently top of Group G after a 4-0 opening victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv but they are struggling in English Premier League. They suffered another domestic setback in the 2-2 draw at Newcastle last Saturday and now they occupy 15th place in the overall standings. The Blues are still looking shaky at the back after letting in 15 goals in nine games so far.
Diego Costa is expected to lead the line, as the Spain international suspended from domestic duties. Asmir Begovic will continue to deputize for Thibaut Courtois between the posts. John Terry may come into the defence in place of Kurt Zouma while Willian, Oscar and Hazard will start behind the lone striker.
Chelsea have won four of their six Champions League meetings with Porto (D1 L1). They have never failed to score against the Portuguese side.

Probable lineups:
FC Porto: Cassilas – Maxi Pereira, Maicon, Martins Indi, Layun – Herrera, Neves, Imbula – Tello, Aboubakar, Brahimi.
Chelsea: Begovic – Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta – Mati?, Fabregas – Pedro, Willian, Hazard – Diego Costa.

Tuesday, 29th September 2015, 08:45pm 
Estadio Dragao, Porto, Portugal
Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

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