Chelsea vs FC Porto Champions League LIVE Football Score 7 April 2021
FC Porto is going head to head with Chelsea starting on 7 Apr 2021 at 19:00 UTC at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, Seville city, Spain. The match is a part of the UEFA Champions League.
FC Porto played against Chelsea in 2 matches this season.
Porto have done exceptionally well to reach this stage of the Champions League but, actually, they’re hardly flying this season with the Liga NOS title now looking a tough ask. Their first leg win over Juve shows they’re still capable of causing problems but the last thing they’d have wanted to see at the weekend was Chelsea’s shock loss to West Brom. The Blues were woeful as the Baggies took them apart 5-2. They’ll now be all to aware of what can happen if they’re not at the races. It won’t happen twice within a few days. Of course, it’s worth noting they were unbeaten in 15 prior to that loss; one defeat hardly means bad form. Finally, it’s almost guaranteed that Mason Mount comes back into the XI, which is a big boost.
Thomas Tuchel has conceded N’Golo Kante will only be fit enough to make the bench on Wednesday.
Antonio Rudiger had to be sent in from training early on Sunday after a bust-up with back-up goalkeeper Kepa but Tuchel has confirmed he will start here.
Thiago Silva had a nightmare game on his first game back from injury at the weekend but may get a repieve if Rudiger is left out.
Christian Pulisic is unlikely to recover in time to face FC Porto after suffering another hamstring scare against West Brom on Saturday.
Kai Havertz may be trusted to lead the line over Timo Werner and Olivier Giroud on Wednesday night.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James are in competition at right wing-back for the away side.
Mateo Kovačić, Chelsea midfielder: “It would be nice to play a final with Chelsea, amazing. We are in the quarters, but we need to take it step by step. I think this Chelsea team can go very far and we are more confident in ourselves with every game. We are ready for every opponent or challenge that will come. Tomorrow is a big game and all players like to play in those
Chelsea: The team is coming off an impressive month in March going undefeated under new manager Thomas Tuchel. Despite starting their April off with injuries and a lopsided 5-2 loss against West Brom, the Blues have enough talent to pull off a win against a Porto side that shouldn’t be underestimated. The team will need far more from Timo Werner than he has been producing in front of goal if they’re to keep their Champions League campaign going.
Porto: Porto have history against them heading into the match as they have lost five of the previous eight UCL matches against Chelsea. They’ll hope their recent form will be enough to pull off a first-leg upset after eliminating Juventus during round of 16. It’ll be a tough hill to climb without Sergio Oliveira and Taremi — who are both suspended for this match.