Porto vs Chelsea: What time does it start, where can I watch it and what channel is it on?

A look ahead to the Champions League fixture at the Estadio do Dragao

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It’s a big game for...

Dani Osvaldo: The disgraced former Southampton forward will be looking to show the Premier League what it has been missing for his new club. The Italian was thrown out of St. Mary’s after an alleged bust-up with club captain Jose Fonte following a £15 million move. Osvaldo has made only one start for the Portuguese club and will be itching to score his first goal against English opposition.

Weird stat…

6: Chelsea have started a Portuguese player in all six of their Champions League meetings with Porto.

Remember when...

Jose Mourinho ran the touchline at Old Trafford to celebrate Porto’s added time winner in the Champions League? Francisco Costinha’s injury time equaliser sent Mourinho’s side through en route to lifting the Champions League. The self-proclaimed Special One’s celebration has gone down in football history.

Player to watch…

All eyes will be on Chelsea striker Diego Costa as he looks set to return to the Chelsea line-up. The Spanish international caused great controversy after his fiery encounter with Arsenal’s Gabriel Paulista, and retrospective action meant his missed Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle United. Mourinho saw little wrong with his strikers’ actions at Stamford Bridge and nothing will please the Portuguese manager more than a Costa goal against his former club.

Kurt Zouma looks set to face his first major European test of the season in Portugal. The French defender has been keeping John Terry out of the Chelsea team and has struck a good understanding with Gary Cahill. The 20-year old was solid in the London sides 4-0 win over Maccabi Haifa in Matchday one.

Past three-meetings…

FC Porto 0 Chelsea 1 (Anelka), Champions League Group Stage, November 2009.

Chelsea 1 (Anelka) Porto 0, Champions League Group Stage, September 2009.

Chelsea 2 (Robben, Ballack) Porto 1 (Quaresma), Champions League Round of 16, March 2007.

Form guide…

FC Porto: DWWDWD (last six games (all comps) most recent result to the right)

Chelsea: LLWWWD

Vital information…

Kick-off: 19:45

TV: Live on BT Sport Europe, Highlights on ITV.

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