Champions League & Others 17/2/2021. Two games in the Champions League and two games in the Premier League today. In the Champions League, both games are at 20:00. On BT Sport 2, is Porto v Juventus and on BT Sport 3 is Sevilla v Borussia Dortmund. In the Premier League, the first game at 18:00 on Sky Sports Main Event is Burnley v Fulham. The later game at 20:15 on Amazon Prime is Everton v Manchester City.
Champions League & Others 17/2/2021 – Detailed Channel Information
Champions League & Others 17/2/2021 – Selected Team News
Porto v Juventus
- Otavio and Zaidu Sanusi came off the bench at the weekend, and their respective returns come as a huge boost for the home side.
- Nevertheless, only Sanusi is expected to start here with Otavio perhaps featuring from the bench.
- Luis Diaz is expected to move to the left flank, which may result in Mehdi Taremi partnering Moussa Marega up front should Conceiçao elect for a 4-4-2 setup.
- Andrea Pirlo is unable to call upon the services of injured trio Aaron Ramsey, Paulo Dybala and Arthur for Juventus’ trip to Porto.
- Juan Cuadrado is a doubt for the visitors, with Danilo ready to step in at right-back if needed.
- The Old Lady head coach could go for a 4-4-2 system, which means Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Matthijs de Ligt are battling for two spots at the back.
Sevilla v Borussia Dortmund
- Julen Lopetegui is sweating on the fitness of no fewer than four players for Wednesday’s welcome of Borussia Dortmund.
- Jesus Navas, Marcos Acuna, Lucas Ocampos and Oscar Rodriguez will all be assessed.
- Aleix Vidal and Karim Rekik may continue at right and left-back, respectively, while Papu Gomez, following a strong start to life with Sevilla, is set to deputise for compatriot Ocampos.
- With number one Roman Burki absent, Marwin Hitz is expected to start between the sticks.
- Interim boss Edin Terzic has injury issues at the back, with right sided duo Thomas Meunier and Lukasz Piszczek doubts, which should see Emre Can start at right-back once again, though Meunier has travelled.
- Dan-Axel Zagadou is also ruled out for the Bundesliga outfit, as is central midfield duo Thomas Delaney and Axel Witsel, with the former remaining in Germany as he and his wife is expecting the birth of their first child.
Burnley v Fulham
- Ben Mee will miss out for Burnley after coming off against Crystal Palace on a stretcher after a nasty head injury. Kevin Long will deputise.
- With Chris Wood and Charlie Taylor still major doubts, no other changes are expected from Sean Dyche.
- Josh Maja scored both of Fulham’s goals in a 2-0 win away to Everton on Sunday night to cap a dream full debut for the Toffees. There is no doubt he starts again here.
- Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa has found himself out of the starting XI of late but he could earn a recall here given the sharp turnaround between matches.
- Antonee Robinson will also hope to rotate back into the side after dropping to the bench at Goodison Park on Sunday night.
- Terence Kongolo was fit enough for a place on the bench against Everton leaving Tom Cairney as Fulham’s only injury concern.
Everton v Manchester City
- Everton were hoping to have Dominic Calvert-Lewin available to face Manchester City but he has now been ruled out, but Jordan Pickford has trained and should return.
- James Rodriguez and Lucas Digne were both fit to start against Fulham only for the former to come off injured. Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Rodriguez is fine to face City.
- Ancelotti praised Joshua King as the best Everton player on the pitch when he came off the bench against Fulham at the weekend. The former Manchester United striker has a good chance of making his full debut against City with Calvert-Lewin out.
- Allan was an unused substitute in Everton’s 2-0 home defeat to Fulham, having last played for the Toffees almost two months ago.
- Ancelotti continues to rotate at the back and will continue to do so again here, with Michael Keane expected to return to the starting XI.
- Look for Ruben Dias to return to the starting XI on Wednesday after only making the bench in Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Tottenham.
- Sergio Aguero made his long-awaited return to first-team action on Saturday Pep Guardiola has confirmed he will only make the bench here.
- Guardiola has also revealed Ilkay Gundogan is unlikely to be involved against Everton, which makes Kevin De Bruyne’s return to first-team training on Tuesday very timely. The Belgian could make an early return here.
- Fernandinho also looks to be available but Nathan Ake remains sidelined for the away side.
- Riyad Mahrez, Kyle Walker and Ferran Torres are pushing for minutes in midweek.
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