Chelsea boss José Mourinho admits that returning to Porto melts his heart, but he plans on turning it to stone ahead of their Group G meeting on Tuesday.
Porto: Casillas; Maxi Pereira, Maicon, Marcano, Layún; Rúben Neves, André André, Imbula; Corona, Aboubakar, Brahimi.
Out: André Silva (ankle)
Doubtful: Brahimi (knee)
Chelsea: Begović; Ivanović, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matić, Fàbregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.
Out: Courtois (knee)
Julen Lopetegui, Porto coach
It would be great to celebrate the club’s anniversary [Porto were formed on 28 September 1893] with a win against Chelsea. Their league position does not affect their matches in the Champions League – they won their first game 4-0. They are a great team with great potential and we need to play really well, to our limits, and be technically and tactically perfect.
I have great respect for Mourinho. He has been incredible in his career, very important to Porto because of his great achievements at domestic and European level. We are talking about a Chelsea team that has top players and a top coach. We are a team with a lot of hopes, ambitions and belief, but they will push us to our limits.
José Mourinho, Chelsea manager
I just visited the museum before coming to the presser. The museum is absolutely amazing and when you are lucky to be a part of it it’s very emotional. You realise you did something important, it’s fulfilling. It turned my heart a bit softer so now I will go back to the hotel and get back in the mood again.