Chelsea's Jose Mourinho wants to sign a solid match on Tuesday against Slovenia's Maribor having begun its journey in the UEFA Champions League with two games lukewarm, a draw against Schalke (1-1) and a minimal victory over Sporting Lisbon (0-1).
The Spanish-Brazilian striker Diego Costa, who has dragged discomfort in recent weeks, could return to Stamford Bridge having been ruled out this weekend for the Premier League duel against Crystal Palace (1-2 for the "blues ").
In addition to the evolution of exatacante Atletico Madrid, Mourinho is pending state other strikers, veteran Ivorian Didier Drogba, suffering from ankle problems, as well as the Brazilian Ramires, with pain in the adductors.
In his second season after his return to the bench for Chelsea's Portuguese coach aims to win the English league, where the "blues" remain unbeaten at the top of the table, and the Champions League, the most coveted trophy for Mourinho that resists as coach of Stamford Bridge outfit.
Since Atletico Madrid left them out of the end of the "Champions" on April 30, the British did not have again losing a game, and build a statistic of 23 goals scored by only 8 against during the first 8 games of the Premiership.
Nevertheless, the Slovenian coach said they are "ready" for the meeting and hope to achieve "a positive outcome".
Although Saturday was defeated in the national championship against Celje, the current European competition Maribor are unbeaten and won in confidence with a creditable draw at the Stadium Schalke 04 German.
The matches against Sporting at home and away against Schalke 04 resulted in two draws, so that the two points share Maribor in Group G second place with Schalke 04, while Chelsea leads the four.
Maribor coach, which participates in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1999, also believes that the clash with Mourinho is a great tactician challenge.
Maribor will have its two most dangerous players in attack, the Brazilian-born Marco Tavares Slovenian and Macedonian international Agim Ibraimi.