UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal, Porto vs Chelsea: Prediction, team news, Probable Lineups, Head to head, POR vs CHE Live Streaming details;
Chelsea will aim to return to winning ways after their humbling defeat to West Bromwich Albion when they travel to Seville for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final with Porto on Wednesday.
The ‘hosts’ overcame Juventus in thrilling fashion to book their place in the last eight, while Chelsea dumped Atletico Madrid out of the tournament in the last 16.
#When and where to watch Porto vs Chelsea?
When is Porto vs Chelsea to be played? Thursday, 8th April, 12.30AM IST
Where is Porto vs Chelsea going to be played? Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium
Where can I watch Porto vs Chelsea?
UEFA Champions League 2021 will be telecast on the Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD TV channels.
FC Porto Champions League Form: WWDWWL
Chelsea Champions League Form: WWWDWW
FC Porto vs Chelsea (POR vs CHE) Team News
Porto’s star man Oliveira, who boasts 19 goals in all competitions this season, will miss the first leg due to an accumulation of yellow cards, so Marko Grujic could come back into the team to provide some defensive stability.
Mehdi Taremi is also suspended after his sending-off in Turin, so Luis Diaz could move into a central role, but Martinez will hope to come into Conceicao’s thinking after his crucial goal against Santa Clara.
Pepe returned to the starting lineup against Santa Clara and will marshal the defence once more, while Malang Sarr is able to feature against his parent club, but he is unlikely to be considered for a start.
FC Porto Predicted Lineup:
Marchesin; Manafa, Pepe, Mbemba, Sanusi; Corona, Grujic, Uribe, Otavio; Marega, Martinez
Christian Pulisic is also expected to miss out after he entered the treatment room at half time during the defeat to West Brom, and it remains to be seen if Antonio Rudiger will be involved following reports of a bust-up with Kepa during a training session.
Silva’s red card at the weekend means nothing for this game, but Andreas Christensen will hope to earn a recall to the side, especially if Rudiger is not selected to travel.
Chelsea Predicted Lineup:
Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen; Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell; Ziyech, Mount; Giroud
FC PORTO vs CHELSEA (POR vs CHE) PREDICTION
Plenty of questions will be asked after the manner in which Chelsea capitulated against Allardyce’s men last time out, but Tuchel has options in abundance on the bench, which he should utilise for the first leg.
Porto command plenty of respect after dumping Juventus out of the tournament, but a fired-up Chelsea will be expected to bounce back immediately from their Premier League disappointment, so we predict a slender ‘away’ win for the Blues this week.
Prediction: Porto 1-2 Chelsea