Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will be confident that his beleaguered stars can continue on from their victory over Norwich at the weekend to go one step towards qualification for the next stage of the Champions League against Israeli giants Maccabi Tel Aviv.
The Blues ended a run of three straight defeats by overcoming Norwich, which will hopefully have demonstrated their desire to correct their sliding form and get back on track following a slow start.
But in form or not, Chelsea will surely have too much quality for Maccabi, and win coupled with a Porto victory over Dynamo Kiev, will see The Blues book their place in the next round.
GK: Asmir Begovic
Courtois still isn’t fit enough to return, so Begovic will take his place in between the sticks once again.
LB: Cesar Azpilicueta
The Spaniard has been quiet this season, but given his position that’s probably a good thing.
CB: John Terry
The veteran will be charged with leading by example alongside a new defensive partner.
CB: Kurt Zouma
Mourinho could use this game as an opportunity to rest Gary Cahill to give Zouma more of a taste of Champions League action.
RB: Branislav Ivanovic
The veteran Serb has played his way back into the side lately, but how much of that is down to the side’s problems at left-back?