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Chelsea vs Porto: Tuchel’s men have one foot in the semi-finals

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Firmly in control of the tie courtesy of their comfortable victory in the ‘away’ leg last week, the Blues will be dedicated to getting the job done.

Chelsea and Porto meet again at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Spain for the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.

A spectacular strike from Mason Mount, who fired a first-time shot into the bottom-left corner after taking over a couple of defenders, and a late goal from left-back Ben Chilwell propelled Tuesday’s hosts to a 2-0 victory in the return leg.

The Primeira Liga champions, who beat the mighty Juventus to reach this stage of the competition, have a mountain to climb to continue their European journey.

Chelsea vs Porto Form

The London-based outfit have recorded a clean sheet in each of their last three and in seven out of their previous nine Champions League outings.

They have managed to win seven of their last previous eight games in the competition and are unbeaten since the Round of 16 exit following a humiliating 7-1 loss to Bayern Munich last season.

It is also worth noting that only twice in the last 10 occasions have Chelsea not progressed to the next round after winning the first leg of a Champions League knockout tie.

Thomas Tuchel’s men emerged 4-1 victorious over Crystal Palace in the Premier League last time out to boost their chances of a top-four finish.

The Portuguese side’s chances of progressing is not favored by history as they haven’t managed to get past the quarter-finals since 2003-04 when they won the trophy.

Also, their record against English sides are unfavorable as they are winless against such teams in last seven fixtures.

Porto were able to bounce back after the first-leg defeat with a 2-0 win of their own in the league against Tondela.

Chelsea vs Porto Head-to-head

In the eight meetings between the two teams, Chelsea have won six times while Porto only twice.

Chelsea vs Porto Team News

Tuchel is blessed with a fully-fit squad for Tuesday’s showdown.

Sergio Conceicao, meanwhile, has a few injury concerns as Diogo Costa, Ivan Marcano, and Mouhamed Mbaye are unavailable.

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