Sporting Lisbon v Chelsea live stream, odds, as Mourinho faces Champions League clash in Portugal

Latest Chelsea v Sporting Lisbon live stream news, plus betting odds from the Champions League clash in Portugal tonight.

Chelsea will look to record their first Champions League win of the season when they travel to Portugal to face Sporting Lisbon.

Sporting Lisbon were frustrated last time out in Maribor, after they were held to a late 1-1 draw, with the Slovenia’s equalising in the last minute.



Chelsea let a lead slip at home to FC Schalke, meaning all four sides in the group have one point from their opening match.

Domestically Sporting Libson’s start to the season has been affected by too many draws, including their recent league game, a 1-1 stalemate with FC Porto.

Jose Mourinho’s men go into the game on the back of another league win, as they eased past Aston Villa 3-0 to remain top of the Premier League.

chelsea-lisbon-liv-streamThe groups other game on Tuesday night see’s Schalke host the sit expected to come bottom in Maribor.

Team news
The Manchester United winger Nani will start for Sporting Lisbon, having re-joined the Portuguese club on a season long loan.

Islam Slimani will start up front, with the Algerian making a real impact since joining in 2013.

The club sold the likes of Eric Dier and Marcos Rojo to the Premier League in the summer, although managed to keep the talented William Carvalho.

Chelsea aren’t likely to risk Diego Costa, who Mourinho has claimed has rarely trained in the past month.

Loic Remy will deputise in his absence, with Oscar set to continue in the hole behind the forward after an impressive performance against Aston Villa.

Cesar Azpilicueta will continue ahead of Felipe Luis, unless Mourinho opts to rotate his squad.

Thiabut Courtois is expected to once again start ahead of Petr Cech, who is certainly the clubs number two this campaign.

Expected starting XI’s
Sporting Libson (4-4-2): Patricio; Silva, Cedric, Sarr, Mauricio; Nani, Carvalho, Silva, Mario; Slimani, Carrillo
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Remy

 

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