Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea faces a crunch meeting with his former club Porto on Wednesday night with their Champions League hopes still hanging in the balance.
It’s not been a good season for the Blues so far, but Europe’s most elite club competition remains a beacon of light for the club’s beleaguered fans.
However, this won’t be an easy clash, and only a victory will be enough to keep them from befalling the same fate as Manchester United and dropping down into the Europa League.
With that in mind, it will take a monumental effort from the club’s players, and it’s likely that Mourinho will select a strong XI. Scroll below to see who we think he’ll pick…
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GK: Thibaut Courtois
With the Belgian now back in action, he’ll want to atone for conceding to Bournemouth at the weekend.
LB: Cesar Azpilicueta
Back in his role on the left, as he’d represent a safer bet than Baba Rahman.
CB: John Terry
Terry’s inclusion will largely come down to whether he’s fit, but if he can lace his boots his experience will be vital.
CB: Gary Cahill
If he can line up alongside Terry, his presence will undoubtedly represent a huge boost of confidence for Blues fans.
RB: Branislav Ivanovic
Another experienced performer that will be expected to come up with the goods.