When and where: The second-leg of the Champions League quarter-final kicks-off from Stamford Bridge at 2.45 p.m. Live coverage is available on the Fox Soccer Channel. The game can also be viewed online, in delayed form, via a subscription, with FoxSoccer2Go.
Preview: Chelsea secured a massive result last week by coming away from the Estadio da Luz with a 1-0 lead that puts them in a strong position heading into the second-leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie with Benfica on Wednesday.
The result came as something of a surprise given the Portuguese side's impressive home record and Chelsea's still uncertain form, even after the upturn under Roberto di Matteo.
But while many have already hailed Chelsea as certain semi-finalists, Benfica should not be discounted in the return at Stamford Bridge. It is unlikely that Jorge Jesus' men will perform as badly as they did in Lisbon and there is enough quality in their roster going forward to cause Chelsea problems.
And with Jesus approaching the game in bullish mood, there could well be oodles of entertainment on offer.
We have the quality to win this game, obviously, and I'm sure that--this time round--we can turn the tables on Chelsea and do the same as they did in Lisbon, Jesus said, according to ESPN.
''We need to score to progress, that's obvious, but we'll play an offensive game, an attacking game and I'm sure we can take it to Chelsea.''
Yet history does not favor Benfica, with Chelsea having won all eight European ties in which they have secured a first-leg lead away from home.
Both sides come into the second-leg with domestic victories over the weekend. Chelsea survived a late comeback to eventually prevail 4-2 at Aston Villa and keep the pressure on those above them in the battle to secure Champions League soccer next season.
Benfica, meanwhile, scored an injury-time winner from Bruno Cesar to snatch a vital 2-1 victory over title rivals Braga. The manner of the victory could well give Benfica's players a lift going into Wednesday's match.
Team News: Didier Drogba is back in contention after a foot injury, but it would be a big surprise if Di Matteo did not stick with Fernando Torres up front after the Spanish striker set up Salomon Kalou's goal in the first leg.
David Luiz, forced off with an ankle injury against Villa, is fighting against time to be fit to take his place in the starting lineup. If he fails to make it then Gary Cahill will step-in alongside John Terry at the heart of the Chelsea defense.
Benfica have a host of problems at center-back, with Jesus likely to be without three players in that position on Wednesday. Miguel Vitor left the field with a muscular injury against Braga to join the already-injured Ezequiel Garay and Jardel in the treatment room. That could mean Javi Garcia dropping back from his normal midfield position into the makeshift back line.
Prediction: It is hard to imagine Benfica giving as poor an account of themselves as they did in the first-leg. Having come so far in the competition, they will not want to fade out of the competition without at least demonstrating what they are capable of as they seek to overturn the one-goal deficit.
Benfica's problems in the heart of their defense coupled with an increasing feeling that some of their key players, like Nicolas Gaitan are showing signs of fatigue, should see Chelsea prevail. But it could be a lot closer than many predict.
Chelsea 1-1 Benfica