FC Porto v Chelsea : UEFA Champions League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 06-04-2021 8:51 pm (1 week ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Date : Wednesday 7th, April  2021
Time: 8:00pm
Stadium Estadio R. Sanchez Pizjuan
Referee Slavko Vincic (Slovenia)
Goal Scorer:

Team News

Porto's star man Oliveira, who boasts 19 goals in all competitions this season, will miss the first leg due to an accumulation of yellow cards, so Marko Grujic could come back into the team to provide some defensive stability.

Mehdi Taremi is also suspended after his sending-off in Turin, so Luis Diaz could move into a central role, but Martinez will hope to come into Conceicao's thinking after his crucial goal against Santa Clara.

Pepe returned to the starting lineup against Santa Clara and will marshal the defence once more, while Malang Sarr is able to feature against his parent club, but he is unlikely to be considered for a start.
Porto possible starting lineup:
Marchesin; Manafa, Pepe, Mbemba, Sanusi; Corona, Grujic, Uribe, Otavio; Marega, Martinez
Porto Champions League form: WWDWWL
Porto form (all competitions): LWLWWW

Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic are set to pair up in the Chelsea engine room once more, even with N'Golo Kante expected to be fit enough to make the journey for the first leg.

Christian Pulisic should also be involved despite entering the treatment room at half time during the defeat to West Brom, and it remains to be seen if Antonio Rudiger will play following reports of a bust-up with Kepa during a training session.

Silva's red card at the weekend means nothing for this game, but Andreas Christensen will hope to earn a recall to the side, especially if Rudiger is not selected to travel.
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen; Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell; Ziyech, Mount; Giroud
Chelsea Champions League form: WWWDWW
Chelsea form (all competitions): WWDWWL

Prediction: Porto 1-2 Chelsea

Posted: at 6-04-2021 08:51 PM (1 week ago) | Hero