Group D – Kick-off 19:45 (BST)
Atletico Madrid coach Quique Sanchez Flores is targeting a win against Porto to claima place in the last 32 of the Europa League.
Jesualdo Ferreira’s men have no such worries as they are guaranteed second spot and a Champions League knockout round berth, but he has promised to name his strongest line-up tonight.
“Lucho and Lisandro were very important for Porto but this is a team that plays with intelligence and craft,” said Sanchez Flores.
“Porto are always very tricky and competitive. Maybe they had problems at the start of the season but this team has always responded when they had to be at their best.
“We will try to do the things we did well against other teams. We want to get the result we need and not be looking to Stamford Bridge for favours.”
Aware of his responsibilities to the integrity of the competition, Ferreira has guaranteed that his team will take tonight’s game seriously.
“Playing a Champions League match carries a responsibility and there is a lot of money involved,” he said. “Atlético have had some good results and are battling to be in the Europa League. It will be a match without nerves but with quality.
“Quique Sánchez Flores knows that Porto have always played with their best players. Nine months ago, Porto played here with a team that had many difficulties. There have been many changes since then. We won and have scored many goals in recent games, but there have been other games where we didn’t score so many goals but played well, like at Stamford Bridge.
“I must build a different team for each match. We are close to the team we want. We want to be a more balanced team. If things go wrong, I’ll be here to explain my options.
“Quique Flores is the foreign coach who best knows Hulk and Porto’s quality. We don’t know Atletico so well. His comments are like mine about Diego Forlan and Sergio Aguero. What he says shows how much he knows our team.”