Chelsea draw FC Porto in Champions League group stage

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Jose Mourinho is set a return to his former stomping ground and a reunion with former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas after Chelsea drew FC Porto in their group for this seasons Champions League.

The Blues were drawn into Group G alongside Dynamo Kiev, Maccabi Tel-Aviv and Mourinho's former club, and the Portuguese boss will be hoping for a happy return to the Estadio do Dragao.

Along with the trip to Portugal, the Stamford Bridge club face length journeys to Ukraine and Israel, and will travel further than any other English club in this years competition.


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Mourinho announced his arrival on the world scene when he took Porto to Champions League success in 2004, a year after winning the UEFA Cup.

His frantic celebrations in the round of 16 tie against Manchester United have become one of the most memorable moments in his long and successful career.

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The 'Special One' would move to Chelsea months later where he enjoyed back-to-back Premier League titles, before further success at Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

Having won the league title for a third time with Chelsea last season, the Blues were placed in pot one for the group stage draw and Mourinho will be hoping it gives them a platform for success in the competition.

The Stamford Bridge club bowed out in the round of 16 last season to PSG and will be expecting a marked improvement this year as they search for their second European success.

Should Mourinho lift the Champions League with Chelsea he would become the first manager in history to lift the trophy with four different clubs.

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