Sporting Lisbon vs Chelsea team news: Jose Mourinho makes two changes but Diego Costa keeps his place in the starting XI

Filipe Luis and Andre Schurrle play for the Blues

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Jose Mourinho has made two changes to the Chelsea side that beat Aston Villa at the weekend.

Star striker Diego Costa will keep his place despite concerns over his ability to play more than one match a week; the Spaniard has lingering problems with his hamstring.

Mourinho has opted to bring in Filipe Luis in place of Cesar Azpilicueta at left-back and Andre Schurrle for Willian, who scored in the 3-0 win at Villa Park.

Everyone else who played in that match keeps their place.

For Sporting Lisbon Marcos Silva has named the same team that drew 1-1 with Porto at the weekend.

Chelsea fans will be familiar with Manchester United loanee Nani, William Carvalho, who was linked with a move to the Premier League this summer and Islam Slimani, who starred for Algeria at the World Cup.


Sporting Lisbon: Patricio, Cédric, Maurício, Sarr, J.Silva, Joao Mario, W.Carvalho, A.Silva, Carrillo, Slimani, Nani.

Subs: Marcelo, Jefferson, Andre Martins, Montero, Diego Capel, Rosell, Paulo Oliveira.

Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis, Matic, Fabregas, Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard, Diego Costa.

Subs: Cech, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Mikel, Salah, Willian, Remy.