Jose Mourinho suffered a nightmare homecoming as Porto, the club he led to the Champions League title in 2004, inflicted a 2-1 defeat on his woefully out-of-sorts Chelsea side in Group G on Tuesday. The Portuguese took the lead just before half time when Yacine Brahimi tore Chelsea captain Branislav Ivanovic apart and got a shot away which Asmir Begovic saved only for Andre Andre to tap in on the volley from close range. Willian’s free kick equaliser was not nearly enough to galvanise Chelsea with the final kick of the first half as Porto came out in the second looking extremely motivated.
They took the lead through a near post corner which left Chelsea’s defenders all pointing fingers at one another – the story of their game. This is now Chelsea’s fifth defeat this season, more than they suffered in all of last season, and although they’ll be confident of two victories against Dynamo Kiev in their next Champions League fixtures, any slip up could be costly for topping or getting out of this group. Porto look like a real danger at home, as always, and have ended a run of seven consecutive defeats for Portuguese sides against Chelsea tonight as they top Group G.