Predicted Chelsea line-up to play Porto: Exciting full-back to start

Here is how we predict Chelsea and FC Porto will line up later this week:

To be played on Wednesday 9th December 2015 at 19:45. Venue: Stamford Bridge,

Odds: Chelsea 21/20, Draw 9/4, Porto 14/5

Chelsea welcome Jose Mourinho’s former club FC Porto to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening with the Blues knowing they still have work to do before a place in the knockout stages is secured.

Chelsea are currently top of Group G with 10 points from five matches played, but Porto are below them only on goal-difference while Dynamo Kiev are just two points further back and will be confident of overcoming bottom club Maccabi Tel Aviv in the group’s other midweek fixture.

That all means Chelsea will know they cannot lose to Porto and that the weekend defeat to Bournemouth will have to be put out of their minds as they focus on the task in hand.

In early team news, Chelsea are without the injured trio of John Terry, Radamel Falcao and Ramires, while Porto must do without Maicon who has a thigh injury.

With all that in mind here is how we predict the two sides will line up on Wednesday:

Chelsea predicted lineup

  • Asmir Begović
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Abdul Rahman Baba
  • Gary Cahill
  • Kurt Zouma
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • Eden Hazard
  • Nemanja Matić
  • Oscar
  • Willian
  • Diego Costa

Porto predicted lineup

  • Iker Casillas
  • Bruno Martins Indi
  • Miguel Layún
  • Iván Marcano
  • Maxi Pereira
  • Yacine Brahimi
  • Giannelli Imbula
  • Rúben Neves
  • Danilo Pereira
  • Vincent Aboubakar
  • Cristian Tello

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