Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea return to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville for their UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg with FC Porto
by Craig Humpage
Football Writer, Sporticos
Published on Tuesday April 13 2021
Chelsea cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over the Portuguese in Seville, where both legs will be played due to coronavirus restrictions, thanks to goals from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell. Their 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League at the weekend will surely have washed away the unpleasant taste of their humbling defeat by West Bromwich Albion. That now seems to have been a momentary blip and the London side are back on track for a top four finish and many believe they are a dark horse for this competition. Tuchel took PSG to the final last season and in no time at all he has this Chelsea side playing well and on the verge of the semi-finals. Sergio Conceicao will still believe. His side's stunning win over Juventus should still inspire the players and they continue to be in fantastic form domestically, beating Tondela 2-0 at the weekend to make it five wins in a row in the league. Can the Portuguese pull off another shock when they face Chelsea at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan?
Chelsea vs FC Porto: Preview (Agg: 2-0)
Everybody loves an underdog and everybody loves a fairytale but it is difficult to see Porto overturning this two goal deficit. The West Brom debacle aside, if there's one thing Tuchel's Chelsea are good at, it's defending. They are on for their fourth clean sheet in a row in the competition. For them to give up two goals without scoring would probably be a disaster on par with their defeat to West Brom in the eyes of their German coach. There is one man who could prove Porto Champions League hero again and propel them into the last four and that is the returning Sergio Oliviera. The midfielder who inspired their victory over Juventus returns after missing the first leg due to suspension. If Conceicao's team are to cause Chelsea problems, Oliviera will surely need to be on top form. Not only that, they will need to keep the London side's embarrassment of riches quiet at the other end. The strength in depth at Chelsea is just astounding and they will have so many options to call on up front. Kai Havertz was in rare form at the weekend in their win over Crystal Palace but if he decides to bench him ahead of their FA Cup tie with Manchester City, he can still rely on any number of attacking players. The Porto defence will need to be on top form Tuesday night, under the stewardship of their captain Pepe, to build a platform for their attacking players to build from.
Prediction: Chelsea vs FC Porto
I think this will be a bridge too far for the Portuguese side. I expect Thomas Tuchel will keep it tight at the back in this second leg, invite pressure from Porto and catch them on the break with the blistering pace of the forwards he has at his disposal. Finally, I see Chelsea actually extending their lead and ending up with a result which will probably flatter them. Porto are a good team but when you are 2-0 down and you have to desperately chase the game, you often end up on the end of an eye watering aggregate scoreline. I expect Chelsea to comfortably move on to the semi-finals.
Prediction: Chelsea 2-0 FC Porto (Agg: 4-0)
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Chelsea vs FC Porto
Tuesday 13 April 2021 - 20:00
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