Regardless of the changed surroundings, the Premier League team will be hoping to find an away goal and a positive result as they head into the tie as favourites to progress, though their excellent start to life under the new boss was halted at the weekend in a shock, and heavy, defeat to West Brom.
Porto boss Sergio Conceicao feels they’ll use that defeat as motivation for an improved showing against his team, but the Liga NOS side have already shown their ability to break down big clubs this season by dispatching of Juventus in the round of 16. At the same stage, Chelsea got past Atletico Madrid with two polished showings, so there’s no need for great concern despite that first defeat for Tuchel.
With the likes of N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic not at full fitness, Chelsea won’t be quite at full strength, but the expectation will still be on them getting a decent result in the first half of this tie as they bid to reach the semis.
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