UEFA Champion League: Mikel Obi to bounce back with Chelsea as Ideye leads Olympiacos charge

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Brown Ideye, Dinamo Zagreb vs Olympiakos

The two teams have each lost to Bayern Munich and have each, surprisingly, beaten Arsenal with Brown Ideye playing a key part in the 2-3 collapse of the English giants the last time out.

The Nigerian marksman is also expected to be on parade from the start as his Turkish league leaders travel to Croatia to trade tackles with Zagreb.

This being the first of a two-header, a win for Ideye and his team will stand them in a good chance of qualifying from the group at the expense of their opponents.

Mikel Obi, Dynamo Kyiv vs Chelsea

Mikel Obi was not part of the Blues’ side that finally picked a morale-boosting win over Aston Villa at the weekend and will look to secure a spot tonight.

The Nigerian midfielder was in action on Match Day 2 however when Porto humiliated the Premier League champions and may be missing in the starting line up if manager Jose Mourinho sticks to his winning side.

Chelsea have three points from two games in the UEFA Champions League so far after following a comfortable 4-0 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv with the loss in Portugal.

Alex Iwobi, Arsenalvs Bayern Munich

Nigerian youngster Alex Iwobi will hope that whether playing or not, his Arsenal teammates will be able to rise to the occasion and silence a rampaging Bayern Munich side.

The Gunners have suffered two straight defeats in the competition already and another loss at home will almost certainly end their challenge in Europe’s biggest club competition.

They come into this game on the back of two impressive league performances - 3-0 wins each over Manchester United and Watford - and currently sit second on the Premier League table.

They however host an invincible German side who have recorded a perfect record in a combined 10 league and European games.

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