English giants Chelsea travel to Portugal to face big team killers, FC Porto in one of the four quarter finals match of the champions league. Porto who edged out Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus are regarded as one of the surprise team of this year's competition. The win over the Italian giants has boosted their confidence and believe of progressing further to the semi finals of the competition. They will be hoping that events of history which has mostly favoured them on this ground against Chelsea repeats itself. In their last 4 meetings on this ground with Chelsea, they have lost just once and won twice.
The London giants are coming into this game on the back of the worse result since Thomas Tuchel took charge of this team. The blues were surprisedly beaten 5-2 by relegation bound Westbrom FC. Coincidentally that match also ended his unbeaten and clean sheet runs. Now with a Porto team that has a history with Chelsea on sight, Tuchel has a lot on his plate to be able to restore that winning mentality and believe in his team. This encounter will be another big test to his Chelsea career.
The chances of Chelsea coming out top in this encounter has been boosted by the return to fitness of midfield general, Ngolo Kante and the tricky American winger, Christian Pulisic. With an almost completely fit team, Chelsea has what it takes to win this encounter convincingly.
But for that to happen, the issue of misfiring attackers has to be fixed. Goal shy Werner for example, who has enjoyed so much opportunity needs to wake up and deliver on this occasion or an alternative striker like Giroud who has been good in continental club competition as this be introduced.
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