Chelsea are 2-0 up from last week’s first leg; Thiago Silva could return; Suitable to start with N’Golo Kante; Real Madrid or Liverpool face victory in the semifinals; Follow Chelsea vs Porto via our dedicated live blog on the Sky Sports website and app on Tuesday; Start at 8 p.m.
Team news, stats, start time before the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal between Chelsea and Porto on Tuesday.
Chelsea v Porto: team news
Thomas Tuchel has been blessed with a fully equipped Sevilla squad for the second leg of the Chelsea Champions League quarterfinals. Thiago Silva can bounce back instantly with a defense after a domestic penalty against Crystal Palace.
Midfielder Angolo Kante has recovered from a hamstring injury and has been involved in controversy from the start, but Tuchel said: “We have to take care of him. The question is whether we want the game to start or end. I will. “. morning.
Goals from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell led Chelsea to a 2-0 win in the first leg last week. Chelsea have three goals in a row in the Champions League and are unbeaten in nine European games.
Porto must watch out for the wind and score at least three goals to turn Chelsea’s table and reach the semi-finals.
However, Porto coach Sergio Concica has also admitted that he will not take any risks with Sergio Olivier’s physical form. Olivier has scored 17 goals in all competitions for Porto and could return after suspension, but coach Conciso is not sure if he will be able to manage the 90 minutes.
Chelsea have won the first leg of a UEFA Champions League tie for the eleventh time, advancing to eight of the previous 10, losing to Barcelona in 1999-2000 and 200 to Liverpool in 2007-07.
The first four consecutive events to lose the first leg of the UEFA Champions League tie without conceding a goal at home have already taken place: Ajax vs Panathinaikos in 1999-96, Inter Milan vs Bayern Munich in 2010-11, Manchester United vs Manchester United 2018 SG and Touch 2018-19 vs Ajax.
Chelsea have won their last two European Championships in Spain (4-0 against Sevilla in the group stage and Porto 2-0 in the first leg) and have never won three consecutive European matches in Spain. .
After defeating Leicester City 5-0 in the group stage of the tournament in December 2016, Porto have not won the next seven games against the English team in the UEFA Champions League (D2L5), but have been recognized for only a goal twice.
Chelsea are undefeated in the UEFA Champions League this season (P9W7D2L0), and could become the first Englishman in their first 10 matches in a single season in competition since Liverpool in 2017-18 (11 matches).
Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in seven UEFA Champions League games this season, a joint highest with Manchester City; The last aspect of keeping a clean sheet in the competition’s individual campaign was 2016-16. In Juventus (nine). The Blues are looking to keep a clean sheet in four straight games in competition for the first time since they finished six races in March 2006.
Porto have won just one of their 20 UEFA Champions League knockout stage matches as a distant side (D6L13), in the 2003-04 semi-finals against Deportivo de la Corua.
Chelsea have won their last seven UEFA Champions League matches with David Mendy, the only goalkeeper to have won the most matches in a row for an English club in the competition (eight matches) during the 2002-03 campaign (eight matches) with his compatriot.
Mason could become the second Englishman in a row to reach the UEFA Champions League knockout stages for Mount Chelsea. He played in the 2004-05 quarterfinals against Bayern Munich.