Both legs of the last-eight tie will take place in the Spanish city on account of coronavirus-related journey pointers, with tonight’s sport appearing as a ‘home’ fixture for Porto.
A semi-final with Real Madrid or Liverpool awaits the victors of this quarter-final, with Chelsea favoured due to their spectacular begin to Thomas Tuchel’s time as head coach. The German and his gamers have been unbeaten in 14 matches since his arrival in late January, though that searing streak led to beautiful vogue final weekend because the Blues have been defeated 5-2 at home by 19th West Brom within the Premier League.
Portuguese champions Porto, in the meantime, are on a three-match profitable run since their 3-2 second-leg loss to Juventus within the Champions League final 16 – an extra-time outcome that ensured Sergio Conceicao’s side safe passage to the final eight due to their 2-1 first-leg victory. Chelsea, in the meantime, have been 3-0 aggregate winners against Atletico Madrid within the final spherical.
Here’s the whole lot you want to learn about tonight’s sport.
When is it?
The match will kick off at 8pm GMT this night.
How can I watch it?
The fixture will air live on BT Sport, with subscribers additionally in a position to watch it live on the broadcaster’s web site and app.
What is the crew information?
Porto shall be with out Sergio Oliveira – who has scored 19 instances throughout all competitions this time period – with the midfielder having picked up one too many yellow playing cards, whereas Mehdi Taremi can also be suspended for this sport after his purple card in opposition to Juventus. Malang Sarr is eligible to take on his dad or mum membership right here, although the 22-year-old is unlikely to begin.
N’Golo Kante ought to be match within the Chelsea midfield, as ought to Christian Pulisic – regardless of the winger’s half-time exit in opposition to West Brom with an obvious damage. Thiago Silva’s sending-off in that sport doesn’t have an effect on his eligibility tonight, however fellow centre-back Antonio Rudiger could miss out after his reported training ground clash with goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Porto: Marchesin; Manafa, Pepe, Mbemba, Sanusi; Corona, Grujic, Uribe, Otavio; Marega, Martinez
Chelsea:Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen; Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell; Ziyech, Mount; Giroud
Porto have been seen as probably the most beneficial opponents for the opposite seven groups when the quarter-final draw was made, however they’re no pushovers – as they demonstrated by eliminating Italian champions Juventus within the final spherical. That reality, coupled with Chelsea’s poor outcome in opposition to West Brom on the weekend, will give Blues followers trigger for concern. But Chelsea nonetheless have the larger high quality and depth, and that ought to at the very least be sufficient to safe a significant away aim and draw right here, if not a win. Porto 1-1 Chelsea.