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FC Porto vs Chelsea

25 November 2009, UCL, Estadi do Dragao, 1945 KO

Chelsea head to Portugal to face FC Porto in a crunch Champions League group match.

A win for Chelsea would see them finish Group D as winners and give them a potentially more-favourable draw in the next round. However, the Blues have never beaten Porto away from Stamford Bridge, having lost 2-1 and drawn 1-1 under Jose Mourinho at the Dragao.

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Even though we have already qualified we need to win this game to ensure we finish top of our group, team selection will be interesting with Arsenal in mind at the weekend, but i think we will field our strongest available 11 for this one.

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Squad for tomorrow

Cech, Hilario, Turnbull, Ivanovic, A. Cole, Zhirkov, Carvalho, Terry, Alex, Essien, Belletti, Mikel, Ballack, Malouda, Kakuta, Deco, J. Cole, Kalou, Anelka, Drogba.

Talk about strength in depth ! Good to see Kakuta in there as well - but probs wont get a run out as I think he played in the reserves last night......

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Didier Drogba and Michael Ballack both return to the starting line-up.

Anelka will partner Drogba with Deco in behind them.

Yury Zhirkov will play his 50th European match at left-back, his first Chelsea start since the QPR Carling Cup game two months ago.

Porto make three changes from the side that lost at Stamford Bridge.

Beto comes in to goal, Sapenaru will play right-back and Rodriguez is preferred to Hulk on the left of the attack.

Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-diamond-2 formation:

1 Petr Cech

2 Branislav Ivanovic

6 Ricardo Carvalho

26 John Terry ©

18 Yury Zhirkov

12 John Mikel Obi

13 Michael Ballack

15 Florent Malouda

20 Deco

39 Nicolas Anelka

11 Didier Drogba

Substitutes: 23 Ross Turnbull, 3 Ashley Cole, 33 Alex, 35 Juliano Belletti, 5 Michael Essien, 10 Joe Cole, 21 Salomon Kalou.


Porto are expected to line up in the following 4-3-3 formation:

Beto; Sapenaru, Rolando, Bruno Alves ©, Pereira; Belluschi, Fernando, Raul Meireles; Varela, Falcao, Rodriguez.

Substitutes: Nuno, Guarin, Valeri, Macion, Helton, Farias, Hulk.

The referee is Jonas Eriksson from Sweden

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