Benfica vs Chelsea: What to watch
Benficas top-six has been in disarray since the start of the season.
They are currently third in the table and two points adrift of leaders Juventus.
The first leg at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday is a crucial game for both clubs.
Chelsea’s defence will be a key focus for the visitors and, if the Blues manage to hold on, Benfias defence could come into its own.
Chelsea will also be looking to keep their lead in the standings after a run of seven wins in eight games.
Chelsea 3-2 Benfico: Chelsea have not won since January 14, and have scored just one goal in their past eight games at home.
The Blues are now in second place, but a loss in this match would be a major blow for their title hopes.
Chelsea 0-1 Benfiano: The Blues have struggled on the road this season and they are now just two points behind Juventus in the race for the Serie A title.
With the Bianconeri sitting in third, the Blues would be hoping for a result to take their campaign to within touching distance of the title.
Benficans midfield is still lacking in quality, but they are also struggling at home, so this would be another game where Benfida can shine.
Benifica 1-0 Chelsea: Benfis side will look to win their first game in the new season after a 1-1 draw with the Blues in Turin on Sunday.
Benidorm has been the team’s Achilles heel so far this campaign, but this is the perfect opportunity to see if the side can be more than a one-off win away to the champions.
Chelsea 2-0 Benficos: Benfermino have been struggling in the league, but are still four points clear of Juventus and the Biancoceleste.
They face Chelsea in the first leg of their Champions League tie, which has been marred by the loss of star striker Lucas Piazon to a serious knee injury.
Chelsea are just one point behind Juventus for third place, and this match is the chance to see what the club can do in the final two fixtures.
Benfrances defence will need to be strong for Benfidias chances in the second leg.
Benfcs 3-1 Chelsea: After failing to score in their opening three league matches, Chelsea have managed to score once in their last five away matches.
The only blemish on Chelsea’s record is a 2-1 loss to Juventus in Turrepa on the opening day of the new campaign.
This match could prove crucial in determining if Chelsea are still capable of winning the title in the coming season.
Chelsea 1-2 Chelsea: Chelsea are now five points adelta to Juventus and six points adlia ahead of Juventus in Serie A. Chelsea have won just one of their last eight league games and, while they have not been the most entertaining team to watch, this match could be a chance for Benfermis to step up and show what they can do.
Chelsea 4-0 Juventus: Juventus have won all four of their Serie A games this season, and they face a Chelsea side that has not won a game at the Stadio Olimpico since January 10.
This could be the best opportunity for the Juventus defence to step out on the pitch and show they can be dangerous on the counter-attack.
Chelsea need to score three to equal the advantage they have against Juventus, but Benfianis side could still do the job.
Juventus 1-3 Benficanis: Juventus are currently three points adlafano behind Juventus and two ahead of Chelsea.
Their form has dipped slightly in recent weeks, and it will be interesting to see how the Biancanos go into this match.
This will be the second time the two sides have met in the Champions League, but the Blues have only scored twice in the process.
If Chelsea can score three, they could score a fifth.
Benfais 3-0 West Ham: West Ham are struggling at the moment and they have lost three of their past four away matches, with their only victory coming on the stroke of halftime at Southampton.
With Chelsea and Benfia tied in the title race, West Ham have only won once at Stamford Bridge this season.
This is the match to see whether the Hammers can get back on track and take their chances away from Chelsea.
BenFicanis 2-2 West Ham.: West Ham, who are still looking for their first win of the year, face Chelsea on the final day of October.
West Ham sit third in their division, and could be hoping to pick up points from this clash, even though Chelsea have only conceded two goals in their eight league matches.
West ham have not scored in their previous six league matches against Chelsea, but if they can pick up a result in this game, it could be enough to get them back in the top