We’re 90 minutes from a place in the Champions League semifinals and a matchup against (probably) Real Madrid, or maybe Liverpool. But that’s not something we have to or should worry about just yet. What matters right now is finishing the job against FC Porto, who will be surely doing their utmost to overturn the 2-0 first leg deficit. This is technically Chelsea’s “home” game, our first ever not at Stamford Bridge, so we do have two “away” goals to our advantage.
Kovacic is out with a hamstring injury, it would appear, so Jorginho gets the nod. At the back, Thiago Silva is preferred while up front, it’s MPH just as on the weekend.
Get it done.
Here we go.
Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3):
Mendy | Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Azpilicueta (c) | Chilwell, Kante, Jorginho, James | Pulisic, Havertz, Mount
Substitutes from: Arrizabalaga, Caballero, Christensen, Alonso, Emerson, Zouma, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Giroud, Abraham, Werner
FC Porto starting lineup (4-5-1):
Marchesin | Zaidu, Pepe (c), Mbemba, Manafa | Otavio, Grujic, Sergio Oliveira, Uribe, Corona | Marega
Substitutes from: Claudio Ramos, Diogo Leite, Loum, Luis Diaz, Taremi, Romario Baro, Toni Martinez, Evanilson, Nanu, Sarr, Fabio Vieira, Francisco Conceicao
Date / Time: Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 20.00 BST; 3pm EDT; 12.30am IST (next day)
Venue: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, Seville, Spain
Referee: Clément Turpin (on pitch); François Letexier (VAR)
On TV: BT Sport 2 (UK); Galavision (USA); Sony TEN 1 (India); SuperSport Máximo 1, Canal+ Sport 4 (NGA); elsewhere
Streaming: BT Sport Live (UK); Paramount+, Univision Now (USA); Sony LIV (India); DStv Now (NGA) — CBS All Access is now called Paramount+, which is the same not-great thing, with more mediocre content, and with football (and sports in general) even harder to find on it. Here’s SB Nation’s old CBS-AA affiliate link, which should still work. We also have a Fubo TV affiliate link, if you’re so inclined.
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!