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Porto fired up to end Chelsea's winning run

Chelsea have won their last eight encounters with Portuguese sides and on his return to Porto on matchday two, José Mourinho would dearly love to extend that to nine.

José Mourinho led Porto to UEFA Champions League glory 11 years ago
José Mourinho led Porto to UEFA Champions League glory 11 years ago ©AFP/Getty Images

José Mourinho returns to FC Porto, with whom he first won the UEFA Champions League, in charge of a Chelsea FC side looking to take maximum points from their opening two games.

Previous meetings
• Chelsea have had the upper hand with four victories in the previous six encounters, Porto winning only one. The Londoners have won each of the last three – all by a single goal.

• They last faced each other in the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League group stage when Chelsea came out on top 1-0 through Nicolas Anelka's second-half goal.

• The lineups at Estádio do Dragão on 25 November 2009 were:
Porto: Beto, Săpunaru (Farías 79), Rolando, Bruno Alves, Álvaro Pereira, Fernando, Varela (Hulk 60), Belluschi (Guarín 71), Raul Meireles, Rodríguez , Falcao.
Chelsea: Čech, Ivanović, Carvalho, Terry, Zhirkov, Ballack (Essien 68), Mikel Obi, Deco (J. Cole 76), Malouda, Anelka, Drogba.

• Anelka was also on target with the only goal in the Stamford Bridge fixture that season. Two years before, in the first knockout round, Chelsea held on for a 1-1 draw in Portugal before winning 2-1 at home

• In the 2004/05 group stage, Mourinho's first season with Chelsea having left Porto after guiding them to their 2004 UEFA Champions League triumph, Chelsea won 3-1 at Stamford Bridge. Damien Duff was on the scoresheet as Porto prevailed 2-1 at home.

Match background

• The 2003/04 and 1986/87 European Cup winners, who are in their 20th group stage campaign, were denied a winning start on matchday one when substitute Vitaliy Buyalskiy scored a last-minute equaliser for FC Dynamo Kyiv in a 2-2 draw.  

• They hope to improve on last season's run to the quarter-finals, where they lost to FC Bayern München (winning 3-1 at home, losing 6-1 away).

• Julen Lopetegui's men won five and drew one of their six home games (including play-offs) in last season's competition, which featured a 6-0 thumping of FC BATE Borisov. They are unbeaten in their last 10 European home matches (W7 D3).

• Porto last faced English opponents in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League round of 32, losing 2-1 at home to Manchester City FC and 4-0 away. They have played 30 games against English clubs in Europe with the record W6 D8 L16 (W6 D6 L3 at home).

• The Londoners, who are in their 14th group stage campaign, began with a 4-0 victory over Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC.

• Last year, when they won their group for the ninth time in their last 12 campaigns, the Blues triumphed 1-0 at Sporting Clube de Portugal through Nemanja Matić's header.

• Chelsea also won the reverse fixture to extend their domination over Portuguese sides to eight successive wins.

• They remained unbeaten – also winning 5-0 at FC Schalke 04 – but went out on away goals in the round of 16 with a 2-2 home draw against Paris Saint-Germain after the first leg ended 1-1 in France.

• Chelsea's record against Portuguese clubs is W9 D1 L1. They beat Benfica in the 2013 UEFA Europa League final when Branislav Ivanović's header in the last minute of added time earned a 2-1 win at the Amsterdam ArenA.

Coach and player links
• Iker Casillas played under José Mourinho at Real Madrid CF.

• Radamel Falcao played for Porto from 2009 to 2011. 

• Diego Costa scored past Helton in Club Atlético de Madrid's 2-0 win against Porto in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Falcao scored past Gianelli Imbulla's Olympique de Marseille and Vincent Aboubakar's FC Lorient in AS Monaco FC's 2-1 and 1-0 victories respectively in 2013/14; past Casillas in Madrid's 4-1 triumph over Atlético in the 2011/12 Liga and again in another defeat (1-2) the following season.

• In the 2014/15 Ligue 1 campaign, Aboubakar and Falcao swapped goals in Monaco's 2-1 defeat by Lorient.

• Cesc Fàbregas scored past Casillas for FC Barcelona in the 2011/12 Liga season and past Helton in the 2011 UEFA Super Cup between Porto and the Blaugrana.

• Pedro Rodríguez has scored four goals past Casillas – in the 2009/10 and 2010/11 Liga, 2010/11 UEFA Champions League semi-finals and 2012 Spanish Super Cup.

• International team-mates:
Casillas, Cristian Tello, & César Azpilicueta, Cesc Fàbregas, Pedro Rodríguez, Diego Costa (Spain)

• Played together:
Maxi Pereira & Ramires (2009/10) & Matić (2011–14) (Benfica).
Cristian Tello & Fàbregas (Barcelona).

Match facts

• Casillas could make his 152nd UEFA Champions League appearance against Chelsea, more than any other player in the competition's history. He is currently level with Xavi Hernández on 151 matches.

• Iván Marcano is available after being banned on matchday one, when Lopetegui served a touchline suspension.

• Porto are 12 matches unbeaten in all competitions.

• André Silva sustained an ankle injury while playing for Porto's B side on 20 September – he is expected to be out for two months.

• The Dragons have kept a clean sheet in each of their last 13 home Liga fixtures, a run stretching back to mid-December.

• That 2-0 defeat by Benfica was also the last time Porto lost at the Estádio do Dragão.

• Héctor Herrera extended his contract until June 2019 on 15 September.

• Chelsea's three-game winning run in all competitions was ended by a 2-2 draw at Newcastle United FC on Saturday evening. The Blues have scored 12 goals in their last four matches.

• Kurt Zouma scored his first Premier League goal in the 2-0 home success against Arsenal FC on 19 September, while Kenedy opened his account for the west Londoners as they eased to a 4-1 victory at Walsall FC in the League Cup third round four days later.

• Diego Costa is serving a three-game domestic ban.

• Chelsea have conceded 14 league goals this season; they did not ship as many last term until their 19th game.