Sporting Lisbon v Chelsea: Predicted lineups

Published September 30th, 2014 - 02:40 GMT

Sporting Lisbon (0-1-0) secured a point in their Champions League opener when they traveled to Maribor, but the Portuguese side will look for more when Chelsea come to town knowing they need to get points on the table.

Only Ramy Rabia is out for the hosts and after a frustrating opening match result it will be all out attack to try and shock Chelsea early.

Chelsea (0-1-0) dropped points at home to Schalke 04 on their Champions League opening night and Jose Mourinho will not likely tolerate anything less than a victory from his charges in Portugal.

The Portuguese born manager knows the Portuguese game well and he will be expected to field a tough side with only Ramires out due to a knock.

Projected Lineups

Sporting Lisbon XI: Patricio: Soares, Mauricio, Sarr, C. Silva; Martins, Carvalho, A. Silva; Carrillo, Slimani, Nani.

Chelsea XI: Cech: Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.

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