Woooaah, they’re halfway there, woah-oh, Chelsea in the Champions League…
Okay, now we know that didn’t exactly rhyme, but Thomas Tuchel won’t give two ducks if Chelsea can squeeze their way into the Champions League semi-final.
It’s a feat that the Blues haven’t achieved since 2014, with Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid hitting Chelsea where it hurts to end their dream of two European Cups in three seasons.
But Tuchel has guided Chelsea to the quarters at the first time of asking and will be confident of avoiding a Porto comeback in Sevilla with a 2-0 ‘away win’ already in the bank.
A little something called COVID-19 means that both of these legs are being played inside the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla, with Chelsea already winning 4-0 and 2-0 there this season…
Can Chelsea seal the deal in sunny Spain, or is the Porto comeback on?
Check out our top Odds Pick and Long Shot below…
|Fixture||Chelsea v Porto|
|Date||Tuesday, April 13 2021 at 20:00|
|Where||Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, Seville|
|How to Watch||Live on BT Sports|
Our top Odds Pick – Chelsea & Porto to draw – 3/1 at Unibet
Forgetting their 2-5 spectacular blow-up against West Brom, life has been pretty good in the Chelsea hot seat for Thomas Tuchel.
He has guided his Blues to 13 clean sheets in 17 matches since taking over, with four draws over this spell.
Thanks to goals from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell last week, Chelsea have done the hard work in Seville already and can be expected to batten down the hatches on their return.
We’re not expecting Tuchel to rotate heavily to a B-team, but the German may afford himself an eighth of an eye on their FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City on Saturday.
A draw would see Chelsea glide through to the semi-finals with room to breathe, and with Porto sharing the spoils in five of their last 15, it’s a fair price at 3/1.
The first leg was pretty evenly matched if we’re being honest, with individual brilliance and a mistake leading to both goals.
Our Long Shot – A red card in the match – 7/2 at bet365
Porto under Sergio Conceicao are reminiscent of Diego Simeone’s early years at Atleti.
They defend in numbers, are aggressive and ultra-competitive in every fixture.
If their frustrations begin to take hold of their emotions in this second leg, then a red card isn’t unthinkable.
There have been eight dismissals in Porto’s last 21 matches, and with the man-mountain Pepe sitting at the heart of their defence, he could well be a prime suspect for one, adding to his career total of six.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.