Porto vs Chelsea LIVE commentary and team news: Blues face huge Champions League quarter-final first-leg in Sevilla

Chelsea take on Porto in the first-leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash tonight.

The Blues saw off Atletico Madrid in the last round while their opponents stunned Juventus to make it into the last eight.

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea take on Porto in the Champions League tonight
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Thomas Tuchel’s men were hammered by West Brom in the Premier League over the weekend and will be eager to hit back.

Both legs of this tie will be held in Sevilla due to COVID-19 restrictions but the away goals rule will still stand.

Chelsea will want to put in a big display this evening and take a major step towards the semi-finals of Europe’s elite competition.

Porto v Chelsea: Team news

This quarter-final first-leg tie will get under way at 8pm on Wednesday, April 7.

Full coverage from the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Sevilla will be live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 7pm.

Hugh Woozencroft will be your host and commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot and Danny Mills.

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Porto beat Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus in the last round

Porto v Chelsea: Team news

Christian Pulisic has avoided any lasting hamstring problem and will travel to Seville for Chelsea’s first leg tie against Porto.

The United States forward pulled up with a twinge at half-time in Saturday’s 5-2 Premier League loss to West Brom and was removed as a precaution.

N’Golo Kante is fit again after a hamstring issue, while Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud also make the trip.

Chelsea’s confirmed 23-man travelling squad: Arrizabalaga, Rudiger, Alonso, Christensen, Jorginho, Silva, Kante, Abraham, Pulisic, Werner, Caballero, Zouma, Mendy, Kovacic, Giroud, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Ziyech, James, Azpilicueta, Havertz, Palmieri.

Chelsea saw off Atletico Madrid in the last round of the Champions League
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Porto v Chelsea: What has been said?

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic: “It was a difficult draw. Porto is a good team which we saw already against Juventus. 

“They knocked out a big opponent, they showed togetherness and a great spirit. They fight together, they stick together and so it will be a tough game for us, like every game in the Champions League, but we are prepared for it.

“When I played before at Real Madrid I learned that in this stage there are no bad opponents. 

“This is a tough draw, Porto is an amazing team and they knocked out Juventus, a big opponent, and they showed a great character and a great team spirit. We need to show that as well and try our best to go through but it won’t be easy.

“They can play against any team, but we are a good team as well and we prepared ourselves very well for the game and we will show that. 

“Tomorrow is a big day for us and I’m sure that the whole team is focused on that.”

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