Chelsea face FC Porto in the second-leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday night at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are in pole position to progress to the semi-finals after a 2-0 win in the first leg last Wednesday following goals from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell.
Kick-off gets underway at 20:00 UK time.
United States of America
Eastern time: 15:00 EST
Pacific time: 12:00 PST
Chelsea vs Porto Officiators
UEFA confirmed the officials for the second leg of the quarter-final tie, which will see Turpin take charge of the meeting in Spain.
Clément Turpin will be the referee for the Champions League tie – which is live on BT Sport
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant referees: Nicolas Danos (FRA), Cyril Gringore (FRA)
VAR: François Letexier (FRA)
AVAR: Jérôme Brisard (FRA)
Fourth official: Frank Schneider (FRA)
Chelsea vs Porto head to head statistics
Chelsea have now won six of the sides’ nine meetings, all in the UEFA Champions League, although when the teams last met before this tie, in the 2015/16 group stage, each recorded a home victory.
This is Chelsea’s 17th venture into the UEFA Champions League and a third in four years. The exception came in 2018/19, when they won the UEFA Europa League under Maurizio Sarri.
Chelsea’s record against Portuguese clubs is now W11 D1 L2, their most recent fixtures before the first leg those 2015/16 meetings with Porto.
They had won eight in a row before that 2-1 defeat at Porto in September 2015; the victory in London was their sixth at home against Portuguese visitors, preserving their perfect record.
Chelsea have never been eliminated from UEFA competition after recording an away first-leg win, winning 13 ties out of 13 including against Atlético in this season’s round of 16.
Chelsea vs Porto prediction
Sports Mole’s predicted XI: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Christensen; James, Kovacic, Kante, Alonso; Ziyech, Mount; Giroud
Out: Ivan Marcano (muscle), Mouhamed Mbaye (ACL), Diogo Costa (coronavirus)
Doubtful: Sergio Oliveira (muscle)
Sports Mole’s predicted XI: Marchesin; Manafa, Mbemba, Pepe, Sanusi; Corona, Uribe, Oliveira, Otavio; Marega, Taremi
How to watch/stream live match
For UK supporters, the game will be broadcasted live on BT Sport and available via the BT Sport App.
US customers can view the Champions League clash live on Paramount+.