The Blues struck in each half to secure two away goals in Seville ahead of the second leg in six days’ time back in southern Spain. Mount’s opener came just after the half-hour mark as he turned brilliantly away from pressure and finished confidently into the bottom corner for his eighth goal of the campaign.
While surrendered opportunities to the Portuguese champions, mostly from set-pieces, it looked like 1-0 would be a good result for chelsea evening’s work before Chilwell added a shine to the scoreline with five minutes remaining, rounding the goalkeeper in Fernando Torres-esque fashion before steering the ball into an empty net.
Two goals and a clean sheet mean it is unquestionably advantage Chelsea at the midway stage of this tie, with a place in the semi-finals the reward for the victors.
Chelsea slow start was soon punctuated with a moment of quality as Tuchel’s men grabbed an all-important away goal. While previous attacking endeavours had come from exploiting space out wide, particularly through James down the right, the breakthrough was fashioned with precise passing, clever movement and clinical finishing through the middle.
Jorginho has his first Chelsea assist
Jorginho claimed an assist with a punchy ball into the feet of Mount, whose intelligent body positioning and receiving skills often tend to turn a decent pass into a more dangerous opening.
Mason mount score first champions league goal
The England midfielder turned brilliantly away from the flailing Sanusi and then drilled the ball across goal from 20 yards and neatly into the bottom far corner.
If 2019/20 had been his breakthrough, this season feels like a coming-of-age campaign for the 22-year-old and this was his fifth goal in the past 11 appearances for the Blues, underlining his improved output under Tuchel. It was also his first in the Champions League and a perfect time to get it.
Thomas Tuchel make chelsea history
Thomas Tuchel is only the second Chelsea manager to win his first three UCL knockout games
The previous manager to do this was Roberto Di Matteo in 2011-12, the last time Chelsea won the competition.
Thomas Tuchel’s UCL results at Chelsea so far:
Atlètico Madrid 0-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 2-0 Atlético Madrid
Porto 0-2 Chelsea
3 wins, 3 clean sheets. 5 goals. Perfect
Mendy maintain Clean sheet
Edouard Mendy is yet to concede a single goal from open play in the UCL for Chelsea. 700 minutes and counting.
Edouard Mendy vs Porto (A):
5 saves from inside the box
2 high claims
28 completed passes (84.8%)
4/9 completed long balls
A very good all-round display.