Champions League video: Chelsea vs Sporting Lisbon match preview

Simon Rice and Tom Sheen preview Chelsea's game against Sporting Lisbon, knowing they are already through to the next round

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While Chelsea have already qualified for the next round of the Champions League, the Blues will want to bounce back from their defeat against Newcastle last weekend as they start a run of six games in just eighteen days over the busy winter season.

Chelsea’s 23-match unbeaten run came to an end when they were beaten 2-1 by Newcastle on Saturday.

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Jose Mourinho's men will still finish their group as winners even if they lose their second successive match, but they will want to get back to winning ways and assure people their poor performance against the Magpies was just a blip in an otherwise perfect season so far.

Sporting Lisbon are unbeaten in their last six games and have won their last four. A win will guarantee Sporting qualification, but a draw should also see them advance.

KICK-OFF: 19:45

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1, kick off 7.45pm

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