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Apoel Nicosia midfielder Nuno Morais ready to face Chelsea

Apoel Nicosia midfielder Nuno Morais is ready to face former club Chelsea in the Champions League.

Morais, 25, started just one game in three years at Stamford Bridge, appearing from the bench in eight others, but he witnessed the Jose Mourinho era when the club won two Barclays Premier League titles, two Carling Cups and the FA Cup.

He was also on the bench for some of Chelsea's most colourful European nights - at Barcelona for the tunnel row between the managers and against Bayern Munich, when Mourinho hid in a laundry basket to evade a UEFA ban.

"It was different seeing him hiding in the skip,' said Morais, who also recalls vividly the semi-final defeat at Liverpool, when Luis Garcia won the game with a goal which may not have crossed the line.

"That was the first time I could feel my bones shaking, that atmosphere at Anfield," he added.

At least Morais knows Chelsea can be beaten.

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