Chelsea vs. Porto: Live stream UEFA Champions League on Paramount+, how to watch online, TV, odds, news
Chelsea head into the second leg with a two-goal advantage
After winning the "away" leg of their quarterfinal in comfortable fashion, Chelsea return to Seville to face Porto with last week's 2-0 lead leaving them with one foot in the last four. History is on their side with 16 of the last 17 teams to take this advantage into a Champions League tie having progressed through to the next round whilst their opponent has won just one of eight European ties having lost the first leg at home.
With N'Golo Kante fit enough to travel and the likes of Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic finding form in attack, Chelsea look to be hitting top gear at just the right moment. Here is how you can watch the match and what you need to know:
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The Blues "host" Porto in Seville this evening leading 2-0 from the first leg of their quarter-final tie
Hello and welcome to live coverage of tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Chelsea and Porto in Seville.
Thomas Tuchel's team lead 2-0 after the first leg, which was "away" despite being at the same Spanish venue as a result of coronavirus travel restrictions.
Mason Mount broke the deadlock in the first half last Wednesday before Ben Chilwell added the second late on, placing the Blues in a commanding position.
But Porto remain a dangerous proposition and Tuchel has told his players they must remain solely focused on tonight's game rather than dream about a semi-final against Real Madrid or Liverpool.
“If you win consecutive games of course you can win titles,” Tuchel said in his press conference yesterday. “Chelsea has the culture, history and mentality to do so. I am here to win games and titles. That is what I demand of myself, so why should we now say anything different?
“But there is no match other than the next game and no other obstacle to overcome than Porto tomorrow. We should not get lost in dreams and hopes and speeches and whatever. We are here to focus."
N'Golo Kante looks likely to return to the starting XI with Mateo Kovacic an injury doubt but the Croatian's absence leaves a lack of midfield back up as Billy Gilmour was once again left at home.
Kick-off is 8pm in London, 9pm in Seville. The game is live on BT Sport but you can follow all the action right here.
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Alate decision will tonight be made on N’Golo Kante’s involvement for Chelsea in their Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie against FC Porto in Seville.
The midfielder has made back-to-back substitute appearances since recovering from hamstring tear – but Thomas Tuchel does not want to take any risks ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City and a hectic run-in to the end of the season.
Kante has already returned quicker than expected after suffering injury while on international duty with France. And Tuchel is undecided as to whether it is too early to play him from the start when Chelsea look to book their place in the last four of the Champions League.
Ahead the game, which Chelsea lead 2-0 after the first leg, Tuchel said: “I was unbelievably happy when he told me that he would travel with us last week to Sevilla because I didn’t expect that.
“The plan was for him to arrive against Crystal Palace. So he arrived early, which was amazing, and he was confident to go on the pitch and he was strong to help us in the last 20 minutes with all his quality.
“The downside of this wonderful decision was that he lost a bit of sleep after that with travel issues back from Seville, that he lost more workload in training because he was sitting on the bench playing only 20 minutes. The next day he suffered from travelling because he could not train like he normally would.
“That was the downside and we decided again to bring him from the bench against Palace. I will take the decision tomorrow morning about central midfield.
“It’s hard to imagine a game like this without energy and at the same time we really need to be absolutely careful about him, be certain that we don’t take risks with his healthy and injury situation.”
Chelsea predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Mount, Pulisic; Havertz
Chelsea will welcome FC Porto in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final with a commanding 2-0 lead. Chelsea managed to bag an important away victory in the first leg after goals from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell.
After the loss against Chelsea, Porto went on to bridge the gap between them and Sporting Lisbon in their domestic league as they nicked the match 2-0 win against Tondela.
Porto have a number of players who will be back after serving their suspension and hence, this will be a match where Chelsea need to be at their best.
UEFA Champions League 2020-21 Chelsea vs FC Porto game is scheduled to kick off at 12:30 AM IST.
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Chelsea will come into this match without any injury concerns or suspensions. We can well see Tammy Abraham getting off the bench after he was in the squad for the reverse fixture.
FC Porto, on the other hand, will be chuffed with the return of Sergio Oliviera and Mehdi Tarebi and both these players will be in the starting XI after they served their one-match suspension.
Chelsea possible starting line-up: Edouard Mendy; Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger; Reece James, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Ben Chilwell; Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech; Timo Werner
FC Porto possible starting line-up: Agustin Marchesin; Wilson Manafa, Pepe, Diogo Leite, Zaidu Sanusi; Jesus Corona, Sergio Oliviera, Matues Uribe, Luis Diaz; Mehdi Taremi, Toni Martinez
What time will the UEFA Champions League 2020-21 Chelsea vs FC Porto kick-off?
The UEFA Champions League 2020-21 Chelsea vs FC Porto match will kick off at 12:30 AM IST on Wednesday, April 14 at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.
What TV channel will show the UEFA Champions League 2020-21 Chelsea vs FC Porto match?
The UEFA Champions League 2020-21 Chelsea vs FC Porto match will telecast on Sony Six, Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 2.
Chelsea and Porto go head-to-head again this evening as their Champions League quarter-final tie continues.
The Premier League outfit won the first leg 2-0 last week, with Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell netting in Seville.
The Spanish city will also host tonight’s game, where Porto will very much be underdogs as they seek to reach the next stage and a semi-final showdown with Real Madrid or Liverpool – with the La Liga champions having secured a 3-1 win in the first leg of those clubs’ last-eight meeting.
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.
Chelsea will be looking to complete their job on Porto and reach the Champions League semi-finals tonight.
The Blues beat the Portuguese giants 2-0 in their first leg tie last week thanks to goals from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell.
Both ties are being played in a neutral venue in Seville due to COVID-19 restrictions making Chelsea’s second leg more complicated.
But Thomas Tuchel’s side, who smashed Crystal Palace over the weekend, will be confident of making it into the last four of Europe’s elite competiton.