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4/12/21

Champions League: Chelsea vs Porto




In the Champions League this season , Chelsea is one of the most impressive football teams. The London team is unbeaten in 9 matches since the beginning of the season, including 7 wins and 2 draws. 







The Blues passed the group stage with the first place, they then defeated Atletico Madrid in both matches in the eighth round (1-0 at home and 2-0 at home).
Chelsea vs Porto


Lucky cards brought Chelsea to meet Porto in the quarterfinals. Due to the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic, both the quarter-final matches between Chelsea and Porto took place at Sevilla's Sanchez Pizjuan . In the first leg, Chelsea, as the away team, defeated the Portuguese team with a score of 2-0.

It was a match that the English team were completely overwhelmed, they advanced with Mason Mount's goal in the first half. Ben Chilwell then used the mistake of the home team's defense to score a decisive goal. on a 2-0 win for Chelsea, giving them a big advantage before the second leg.


After the victory over Porto, Chelsea just got another one to have a convincing victory in the Premier League . The Stamford Bridge team defeated Crystal Palace on away field with a score of 4-1. Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic had a great game, while Timo Werner was saved for the second leg against Porto.

Chelsea vs Porto quarter-finals of the Champions League


Winning the London derby helps Chelsea to maintain 5th place in the Premier League , just 1 point behind West Ham's 4th place. They are only 2 points behind Leicester's third place. The season still has 7 more rounds to close, the chances of entering the Top 4 of the Blues are still very bright. Victory over Crystal Palace also helped Chelsea have a favorable run for the Champions League quarter-final second leg with Porto. 

In terms of force, Chelsea has no shortage of injuries and penalties. Coach Thomas Tuchel has the strongest squad in hand. That helps the fans of the British team feel more confident in the semi-finals.

On the other side of the front line, Porto played not badly in the Champions League this season. They excellently overcame Juventus after two matches in the eighth round. In the 0-2 defeat to Chelsea, the Portuguese team also played quite well, they also had 5 shots on goal as the visitors. However, the excellence of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy made Porto unable to score. 
 
After the defeat to the British representative in the first leg, coach Sergio Conceicao's army regained joy of victory. Porto beat Tondela 2-0 away in the Portuguese league. In the standings, Pepe and his teammates are ranked second with 60 points, 6 points less than the top team of Sporting Lisbon. There are still eight rounds in the season, and Porto's chance to win is still there.

A series of 5 consecutive victories in the night league leads to a certain confidence for the Portuguese team, but to overcome the 2-goal gap against Chelsea is not easy. The statistics are against coach Sergio Conceicao's team. Historically, only 4 teams can continue in the quarterfinals after losing at home without scoring a goal.

Porto did not win the last 7 matches against English teams, including up to 5 defeats. Comments Chelsea vs Porto are fully inclined towards the Blues . The fact that Porto must play an attack helps teachers and students Thomas Tuchel to set up a trap waiting for the opponent to fall.
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