Porto vs Chelsea prediction, preview, team news, latest injury update for the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League
The Portuguese club will face Chelsea at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan for the first leg of the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.
Porto was the club every other team wanted Prior to the Quater finals draw, but they are no pushover having eliminated Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus.
Porto comes into this game on the back of a 2-1 win over Santa Clara on Saturday in the Primeira Liga. Second-half goals from Portugal international Sergio Oliveira and Spanish forward Toni Martinez secured victory for Sergio Conceicao’s side.
The story was different for Chelsea, as they suffered a shocking 5-2 home defeat to West Brom in the Premier League, their first defeat in 13 games in all competitions.
Thomas Tuchel side will be looking to shake off the loss and put up the type of performances that saw them defeat Atletico Madrid home and away in the round of 16 stage.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 5, 2021
Porto vs Chelsea H2H
In eight previous encounters between the two sides, Chelsea holds the clear advantage, won five games, lost two, and drawn one.
The last meeting between the two teams was in 2015 in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League and the blues recorded a 2-0 win over Porto.
Porto vs Chelsea Team News
Porto will be without young goalkeeper Mouhamed Mbaye, while there are doubts over the availability of Spanish defender Ivan Marcano. Iran international Mehdi Taremi and Portuguese midfielder Sergio Oliveira are both suspended.
Injured: Mouhamed Mbaye
Doubtful: Ivan Marcano
Suspended: Mehdi Taremi, Sergio Oliveira.
Jorginho or Mateo Kovacic will replace N’Golo Kante who picked up an injury while on international duty.
There are doubts over Christian Pulisic who was substituted midway through the game against West Brom, while Tammy Abraham remains sidelined.
Doubtful: Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham N’Golo Kante
— Porto vs. Chelsea Live Stream Free (@chelseavsmadrid) March 27, 2021
Porto vs Chelsea Predicted XI
Porto Predicted XI (4-4-2): Agustin Marchesin, Wilson Manafa, Chancel Mbemba, Pepe, Zaidu Sanusi, Jesus Corona, Marko Grujic, Mateus Uribe, Otavio, Moussa Marega, Toni Martinez
Chelsea Predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Edouard Mendy, Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Reece James, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner
Porto vs Chelsea Prediction
Porto defeated Juventus en route the quarterfinals but will be missing some key players. Sergio Oliveira and Mehdi Taremi serving Suspension.
5-2 shocking defeat suffered by Chelsea will keep them alert as they look to bounce back to winning ways.
I don’t see many goals being scored and the game will most likely end in a draw.
Porto 1-1 Chelsea