The draw for the quarter-final round of the Champions League was conducted at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland earlier today, with Chelsea drawn against Portuguese club FC Porto.
That is arguably the easiest option out of the eight quarter-finalists Porto. Although as history has proven, there are no easy ties in Champions League.
The first leg of quarter-finals will be played on April 6th or 7th, with the reverse fixture being played a week later on April 13th or 14th. If Chelsea progress past Porto, the semi-finals against either Real Madrid or Liverpool will be played on April 27th or 28th, with the second leg set to May 4th or 5th.
Chelsea have played against Porto in eight matches in the Champions League with the Blues winning five times, losing twice and drawing once. Six of those matches were in Champions League group stages (2004-05, 2009-10 and 2015-16). Only once have Chelsea faced Porto in knockout stages and that was during the first Mourinho era, when we beat Porto 3-1 on aggregate in Round of 16 of 2006-07 Champions League.
The draw in full for the Champions League quarter-finals is as follows:
Porto v CHELSEA
Bayern v PSG
Real Madrid v Liverpool
Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten Chelsea convincingly beat La Liga toppers Atlético Madrid 3-0 aggregate over two legs as the Blues reached Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in seven(!) years. Let’s hope this run continues!