Porto progressed from the group stage of last season’s Champions League without losing any of their fixtures, while also scoring 16 goals and keeping three clean sheets to finish at the top of their group.
Jose Mourinho lamented Chelsea’s set-piece failings as defensive frailties lay at the heart of his team’s latest setback at Porto.
The 27-year-old centre-back – who has made 159 appearances for the club – admits that Costa has a confrontational style, but insists he will be prepared for the match-up.
The former Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss said he did not want his Chelsea side to “become a Newcastle” – only performing against certain opponents – and must instead focus on developing the kind of winning mentality that would ensure they win trophies every season.
The Blues lost to Porto on Mourinho’s first return in 2004-05 and history repeated itself at Estadio do Dragao as Andre Andre and Maicon scored either side of Willian’s free-kick.
Terry, 34, has started only the League Cup win at Walsall since a 3-1 defeat at Everton on 12 September.
“Their league position does not influence their matches in the Champions League ” they won their first game 4-0 [Maccabi Tel Aviv].
“In football you have to be consistent in your performance, consistent in your emotion”.
“We were completely ready for that and in a moment where the game is completely under control and we were preparing a change, to concede that goal is ridiculous”.
“At this moment we are in an open situation”, he said. They fight and want to improve, but we have a few players who you want more from.
Porto are still looking for their first win in the Champions League this season, after having to come from behind to secure a 2-2 draw with Dynamo Kiev last time out.
“I can not say I’m happy with one, two, three, four or five players”. “Sometimes you make those mistakes and you are not punished, we were punished”. Everyone knows when Newcastle play Chelsea they play amazingly well but when they play other teams, they don’t play so well.
Elsewhere on the Champions League coupon, Barcelona are 2/5 to see off Bayer Leverkusen without Lionel Messi, who will be out injured for a few months with a knee injury.