Monday September 29th, 2014

English Premier League side Chelsea and Portuguese side Sporting CP will meet in UEFA Champions League group play on Tuesday. Chelsea has been dominant this season in domestic play, failing to lose a match and only drawing once. The Blues currently sit on top of the Premiership table with 16 points, three points ahead of second-place Southampton. Jose Mourinho's leading goalscorer is Diego Costa, who has already tallied eight goals on the season. 

Sporting enters the match in seventh place on the Portuguese Liga table with 10 points so far this season. Their leading goalscorer is Andre Carrillo, who has scored five goals this season. 

How to watch

Match time: 2:45 p.m. ET

Live Stream: You can watch the match online here

TV Coverage: Fox Sports 2


Chelsea facts

In its last nine matches against Portuguese clubs, Chelsea's record is 7-1-1. 

After winning the UEFA Champions League in 2012, Chelsea advanced to the semi-finals last season. They were beaten 3-1 by Atletico Madrid. 

In its opening match of group play, Chelsea drew at home with German side Schalke 04. 

After coming to Stamford Bridge from Atletico Madrid, Diego Costa has scored eight goals in six league games. 

Chelsea's only Premiership draw so far this season came against Manchester City. Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard scored the tying goal for City. 

Sporting CP facts

Sporting has won their last three home games against visiting English teams. They have not given up a goal in those matches. 

In their last 19 outings against teams from England, Sporting's record is 9-3-7. 

This is Sporting's first group stage campaign since 2008-09. 

Sporting Lisbon is unbeaten in their last 16 European home games. 

Sporting drew NK Maribor in its opening group stage match of the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League. 

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