Rui Vitória has named a 25-man squad to participate in the Uhren Cup in Switzerland. Luisão has been ruled out with a knee complaint, while summer signing Filip Krovinović is still recovering from hernia surgery. Eduardo Salvio has a sprained right ankle.
Recent arrivals Martin Chrien, Haris Seferović, Chris Willock, Cristian Arango and Bruno Varela go straight into the squad. Vitória has also handed opportunities to Benfica B regulars Branimir Kalaica, Rúben Dias, Ferro, Pêpê, Heriberto and Diogo Gonçalves.
Mitroglou, Grimaldo, Samaris, Zivković, João Carvalho, Pizzi, Nélson Semedo, Eliseu and Raúl have yet to return from their summer holidays.
The Eagles take on Neuchâtel Xamax at 19:00 (UK/Portuguese time) on Thursday at the Stadion Brühl, and Young Boys at 16:00 on Saturday at the Tissot Arena.
Goalkeepers: Júlio César, Bruno Varela and Paulo Lopes
Defenders: Jardel, Lisandro, Kalaica, Rúben Dias, Ferro, Pedro Pereira, André Almeida and Hermes
Midfielders: Fejsa, Filipe Augusto, Pêpê, André Horta, Chrien, Heriberto, Carrillo, Cervi, Rafa Silva, Diogo Gonçalves and Willock
Forwards: Jonas, Seferović and Arango