Chelsea hold a 2-0 lead from last week’s first leg; Thiago Silva could return; N’Golo Kante fit to start; Winner from this game will face Real Madrid or Liverpool in the semi-finals of the champions League. It would be a lovely game after the wonderful play in the first leg, the kick off time is 8pm. It promises to be a fantastic football game.
Chelsea Team news
Thomas Tuchel is having a fully-fit squad on ground for Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final second leg in Seville. Thiago Silva could earn an immediate recall to defence line after serving a domestic suspension against Crystal Palace.
Chelsea Midfielder N’Golo Kante has recently recovered from a hamstring injury and is in contention to feature from the start the game, but Tuchel said: “We have to be careful about him. The question is whether we want to start him or not. It is not answered yet.
Goals from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell secured a comfortable 2-0 victory for Chelsea in last week’s first leg.
Chelsea have been able to keep three clean sheets in a row in the Champions League and are unbeaten in nine European matches.
Porto Team news
Porto have to throw caution to the wind and will need to score nothing least than three goals to turn the tables on Chelsea and reach the semi-finals.
Porto manager Sergio Conceicao has made it known they won’t take any risks with Sergio Oliveira’s fitness. Oliveira has scored 17 goals in all competitions for Porto and can return after suspension, but boss Conceicao is not sure whether he would play 90 minutes.
“Let’s look forward to the match,” said Conceicao. “As you know, the last match as I can say, he was not yet ready for the 90
minutes because of a small muscle problem and it is always dangerous.”
The winner will face either Real Madrid or Liverpool in the semi-finals.