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07 Apr 2021

Blues hope to bounce back against Porto in the UCL

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Chelsea vs Porto Date & Kick-Off Time

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UEFA Champions League dark horses Chelsea and Proto face off in tonight's quarter-final.

Here are all the latest details on the UCL tie, including TV schedules, predicted line ups, form guides and more.

Chelsea vs Porto Date & Kick-Off Time

All four of the quarter-final matches will be played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home.

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THE BATTLEGROUND: Chelsea will face Porto at Sevilla FC's Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium

Credit: Wikimedia

Both quarter-final legs between Porto and Chelsea will take place at Sevilla FC's Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan on Wednesday, 7 April at 3pm ET / 8pm BST.

The return leg will be played on Tuesday, 13 April, which will also be a 3pm ET / 8pm BST kick-off.

Whichever side makes it through to the semi-finals will play either Liverpool or Real Madrid on Tuesday, 27 April / Wednesday, 28 April, with the second leg set to take place on Tuesday, 4 / Wednesday, 5 May.

How to watch Porto vs Chelsea

In the UK BT Sport is the place to watch all the Champions League matches.

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EUROPEAN GLORY: Chelsea fans have been openly optimistic, having drawn FC Porto in the quarter-finals

Credit: UEFA

With exclusive matches all the way to the final, you’ll be able to watch on TV, online and on the BT Sport app for mobiles, tablets, smart TVs and games consoles.

You can purchase a Monthly Pass which gets you 30 days of BT Sport, contract-free.

For more details on how to watch Chelsea vs Proto, click here.

BT Sport FC Porto vs Chelsea Schedule

UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg - From 7pm on Wednesday, 7th April (BT Sport 2)

UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg - From 7pm on Tuesday, 13th April (BT Sport 2)

All times UK.

How to watch UCL in the USA

In the USA, all Champions League matches are available live on CBS All Access, which is the network's online streaming service.

The Champions League Final will be shown on TV via CBS Sports Network.

CBS All Access starts at $5.99 a month, but it is offering a one-month free trial promotion for new subscribers through mid-August - subscriptions can be cancelled at any time.

Predicted Line-Ups

Porto will have to play without star player Oliveira, who scored a stunning free-kick against Juventus to send the Portuguese side through to the quarter-finals.

Porto Predicted 11

Porto's star man Oliveira, who's scored 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.

porto predicted line up vs chelsea ucl quarter finals
PERFECT PEPE: Can Portuguese veteran Pepe replicate his incredible performance against Juve in the quarter-finals?

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 get the nod 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.

Out: Sergio Oliveira (suspended), Mehdi Taremi (suspended), Mouhamed Mbaye (ACL)
Doubtful: Ivan Marcano (muscle)

Chelsea Predicted 11

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

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BRUISED BLUES: Chelsea come into the tie having suffered a heavy defeat to West Brom in the Premier League

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.

Out: None
Doubtful: Christian Pulisic (hamstring), N'Golo Kante (hamstring)

Form Guide

Chelsea come into this game on the back of a 5-2 loss to Sam Allardyce's West Bromwich Albion on Saturday in the English Premier League.

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THE LAST EIGHT: Which of these teams are you backing to go all the way in 2021?

A first-half brace from Brazilian midfielder Matheus Pereira, a second-half brace from attacker Callum Robinson and a goal from Senegalese striker Mbaye Diagne sealed the deal for West Bromwich Albion.

Last six games: DDWWDL
Latest outing: Chelsea 2-5 West Brom, 03/04

Porto, on the other hand, secured a 2-1 win over Daniel Ramos' Santa Clara in their last outing in the Primeira Liga.

Second-half goals from Portugal international Sergio Oliveira and Spanish forward Toni Martinez ensured victory for Sergio Conceicao's Porto.

Last six games: WDWWWW
Latest outing: Porto 2-1 Santa Clara, 03/04

Prediction

Chelsea were shocked by West Bromwich Albion on Saturday and will be keen to get back to winning ways.

Given their talent in the squad, Thomas Tuchel's men are regarded by many as the dark horses in this season's competition, and with Porto missing key squad members, Chelsea will be the favourites to win here.

Chelsea 2-1 Porto

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