Three Key Battles: Chelsea vs FC Basel
United and City have kicked off England hopes for a much better Champions League campaign with two convincing victories, but our eyes are on The Blues who are set to go head to head tomorrow against Swiss side FC Basel, which can be seen on Sky Sports 1.
These two teams have some very recent European history, they met of course in last season’s Europa League semi-finals, and it was at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea secured a 3-1 victory to progress to the final, which they eventually won.
So Basel will be looking for revenge, but Chelsea will go in heavy favourites to pick up three points in what will be a huge game for Jose Mourinho, who takes charge of his first Champions League game with the Blues since returning, a competition which he saw a lot of heartbreak in last time he was here.
It is sure to be a hugely important game for Chelsea especially after last season’s dire title defence in this competition, but Basel will be no pushovers, as they showed two seasons ago when they progressed all the way to the quarter finals.
Here are the three key battles to look out for in tomorrow’s game which could make the difference for Chelsea in their all-important Champions League kick off game.