Mourinho To Make 5 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Face Porto
Chelsea will look to make it back-to-back Champions League wins when they take on Porto n Tuesday night. Here’s the side I think Jose Mourinho will pick:
Chelsea will look to make it back-to-back Champions League wins when they take on Porto n Tuesday night. Here is the side I think Jose Mourinho will pick:
Goalkeeper: Asmir Begovic will continue to deputise in goal with Thibaut Courtois ruled out for the foreseeable future after knee surgery.
Defence: Mourinho is expected to make some changes to the side that drew with Newcastle United on Saturday evening after being hugely critical of their first half performance during the 2-2 draw.
Skipper John Terry is set for a recall to the starting eleven after being left out at St James’ Park with Kurt Zouma the man most likely to drop out meaning Gary Cahill should retain his place at the back.
Branislav Ivanovic could be rested with Cesar Azpilicueta moving to right-back and Baba Rahman starting on the left.
Midfield: Ramires is expected to start after coming off the bench to score a superb goal against Newcastle and he’ll add a bit more defensive steel alongside Nemanja Matic against Porto tomorrow night.
Attack: That would allow Cesc Fabrgeas to move into a more advanced role with Oscar rested while Willian should also be recalled to the starting eleven after coming off the bench to score at the weekend. Pedro is the man most likely to drop out.
Diego Costa is set to start up front as he continues to serve his three-game domestic ban while Eden Hazard will hope to regain his best form after a disappointing start to the campaign.
Here is how I think we’ll see Chelsea line-up:
What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?
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