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Chelsea vs Porto confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of Champions League fixture tonight

Alex Pattle
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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud (Getty Images)
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud (Getty Images)

Chelsea face Porto tonight in the second leg of the opponents’ Champions League quarter-final meeting.

Thomas Tuchel’s side were 2-0 victors in the reverse fixture last week, with Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell getting on the scoresheet for the Blues in Seville.

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The Spanish city will also host this evening’s clash, with Porto facing a tough task in their efforts to reach the final four and set up a semi-final against Real Madrid or Liverpool – with the La Liga champions having emerged 3-1 winners from the first leg of those clubs’ last-eight tie.

Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace 4-1 in the Premier League at the weekend and will carry momentum from that victory into this match against the Portuguese champions, who beat Tondela 2-0 in their most recent outing.

Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s game.

When is it?

The match will kick off at 8pm GMT this evening.

How can I watch it?

The fixture will air live on BT Sport 2. Subscribers can also stream the action live on the broadcaster’s website and app.

What is the team news?

Following a successful first leg and considering their upcoming FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City, Chelsea’s fully fit squad could see some rotations here.

Porto, meanwhile, will be glad to have Taremi and Sergio Oliveira – who has bagged 19 goals so far this season – back from suspension.

Confirmed line-ups

Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger, James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Pulisic

Porto: Marchesin, Manafa, Mbemba, Pepe, Zaidu, Grujic, Uribe, Otavio, Sergio Oliveira, Tecatito, Marega

Odds

Chelsea: 4/5

Draw: 29/10

Porto: 16/5

Prediction

Chelsea must beware a stunning Champions League comeback, a few of which we’ve seen in recent seasons, but they should have the quality – and composure under Tuchel – to get over the line here. Chelsea 1-0 Porto.

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