Photo: Willian posts serious snap ahead of Chelsea v Porto

Willian is in no mood to joke around ahead of Chelsea's clash against Porto at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night

Willian didn’t look in any mood to joke about ahead of Chelsea’s clash against Porto at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

The Brazil international has been the west London side’s best-peformer for most of the Champions League this season.

The former Shakthar Donetsk man has already scored four times in five Champions League group-stage games this term.

Chelsea need to avoid defeat in their final home game to be assured of a place in the knockout phase of the competition.

And Willian had a steely focus during Chelsea’s final training session ahead of the visit of Jose Mourinho’s former employers, Porto.

Willian wrote on the photo-sharing app: “Tomorrow #UCL ⚽️🙏🏾”

The South American was powerless prevent Chelsea suffering a 1-0 loss to Bournemouth on Saturday.

Chelsea v Porto: Match facts

• Porto’s victory in the reverse fixture was only their second in seven encounters; Chelsea have won four, including the previous three, each by a one-goal margin.

• They faced each other in the 2009/10 Champions League group stage when Chelsea came out on top home and away: both by 1-0 with Nicolas Anelka on target each time in the second half.

• Two years before, in the first knockout round, Chelsea held on for a 1-1 draw in Portugal before winning 2-1 at home.

• In the 2004/05 group stage, Mourinho’s first season with Chelsea having left Porto after guiding them to their 2004 Champions League triumph, Chelsea won 3-1 at Stamford Bridge while Porto prevailed 2-1 at home.

The Blues have lost eight times in 15 Premier League games this season, including four home defeats.

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