FC Porto host Premier League giants Chelsea FC for a crucial UEFA Champions League game week 2 tie on Tonight.

Chelsea is currently struggling at the 15th position of the league table just 8 points from the first 7 matches. The defense has been vulnerable since the beginning of the season. Jose Mourinho’s defending champions are finding it hard to win matches in the league. Only positive is they had won their opening Champions League fixture against Maccabi Tel-Aviv and they are currently at the top of the group table.

FC Porto is on a scintillating run of form as they are yet to lose a match in their league in the first 6 matches. They are at the top of the table and are also second in the group table as the drew against Dinamo Kiev in the previous encounter.

A win for Mourinho’s former team would take them to the top of the group table as well and would add more miseries to the manager’s current side. The match would also attract several eyeballs as the Chelsea manager face his old pupil and bitter enemy Iker Casillas. The duo shared a terrible relationship during Real Madrid days.

Here is the starting XI for the two teams-

FC Porto starting XI- Casillas; Maxi Pereira, Maicon (cap.), Marcano, Martins Indi; Danilo, Rúben Neves, Imbula; Brahimi, Aboubakar, André André

FC Porto substitutes- Helton, Layun, Evandro, Corona, Tello, Bueno, Osvaldo

Chelsea starting XI- Begovic; Ivanovic, Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fabregas; Ramires, Willian, Pedro; Diego Costa

Chelsea substitutes- Blackman, Baba Rahman, Terry, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Hazard, Kenedy


    Snehanjan Banerjee closely follows English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A along with other world football events.

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