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Jose Mourinho faces a decisive and defining moment as the beleaguered Chelsea manager bids to avoid a catastrophic exit from the Champions League against his old club FC Porto on Wednesday night.

The crisis-torn Premier League champions are languishing just two points above the drop zone having suffered a stunning 1-0 home defeat against lowly Bournemouth

Chelsea need only a draw at Stamford Bridge in their final Group G fixture to be certain of a place in the knockout stages, but what in previous years would have been a forgone conclusion for a team managed by Mourinho now looks a decidedly more taxing task.Once virtually unbeatable at the Bridge under the Portuguese, the west Londoners have lost four times on home turf and 11 matches in all competitions this season.

Porto, who need a win to be sure of progressing, are unlikely to prove a pushover after beating the Blues in Portugal earlier this season.

It would be the ultimate irony if Porto, where Mourinho made his name by winning the 2003 UEFA Cup and 2004 Champions League, deliver the final blow that ends his second spell with Chelsea.

And after so many unexpected setbacks this season, Mourinho admits he can take nothing for granted against his former employers, although they have been boosted by the news that captain John Terry and Ramires both trained on Tuesday and are available, but Radamel Falcao is still out despite taking a limited part in training.

This game will be live on SuperSport, your world of champions.

This game will be live on SuperSport, your world of champions. – See more at: http://www.myjoyonline.com/sports/2015/December-8th/ucl-preview-manchester-united-face-tricky-test-city-and-real-to-cruise-on-last-matchday.php#sthash.kaJ8abM5.dpuf

This game will be live on SuperSport, your world of champions. – See more at: http://www.myjoyonline.com/sports/2015/December-8th/ucl-preview-manchester-united-face-tricky-test-city-and-real-to-cruise-on-last-matchday.php#sthash.kaJ8abM5.dpuf

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