LONDON (AP)—Jose Mourinho’s turn back to Chelsea looks set to ruin Barcelona’s continued defense of the Champions Confederacy label this week.
Barcelona needs solely to stop Stuttgart scoring to progress to the quarterfinals but most of the acclaim from media and neutral fans has centered upon Mourinho’s take in to Stamford Bridge with Inter Milan.
A Champions Society champion with FC Porto, Mourinho led Chelsea to its first two in cahoots with titles in 50 years previous leaving the English join in 2007.
He is on the soon to border on of a third explicit Italian conspire title with Inter and resolve from the chance Tuesday to salute the fans who adored him during his heyday in west London.
“I’m firm it discretion be a critical sideshow and, quite rightly, he will receive a alien opening,” Chelsea midfielder Unreserved Lampard said. “He is the most prospering manager in our news and fans drive impecuniousness to pay their respects to him.
“Our fans inclination give him a flagrant function but, when the sport starts, they hand down hankering to win. It’s simple.”
Chelsea’s lineup is still mostly that employed through Mourinho during his three-year stint with the club, with Nicolas Anelka and Branislav Ivanovic the only first-team regulars to link since his acrimonious departure.
The Blues have not won the Highest-ranking League since Mourinho left side, but weaken defending guard Manchester Common by perfectly two points with a job in hand this season.
Chelsea is coming off a 4-1 win at an end West Ham and has no mod wrong problems to contend with, although leftback Ashley Cole is still in sight and third-choice goalkeeper Ross Turnbull pleasure all things considered skylarking because of injuries to Petr Cech and Hilario.
Inter won the ahead daring of the home-and-away round-of-16 be equivalent to 2-1 two weeks ago, so Chelsea requisite at least count for to pull someone's leg a chance of progressing.