Here are your Chelsea evening headlines for Friday March 19.
Chelsea to face Porto as path to Champions League remaining is mapped out
Chelsea have found their Champions League destiny with the Blues’ path to the ultimate laid out following the draw earlier immediately.
Thomas Tuchel’s facet will face Portuguese Champions Porto within the final eight with the primary leg going down on the Estadio do Dragao April 6, earlier than the return fixture at Stamford Bridge the next week.
Should Chelsea progress, they’ll face both 13-time winners Real Madrid or the prospect of an all-English tie in opposition to Premier League Champions Liverpool for a spot within the remaining.
With May’s showpiece occasion going down in Istanbul, Chelsea will probably be aiming to win the event for the second time having famously lifted the trophy for the primary time in 2012.
Read extra for full particulars of the draw.
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Tuchel warns of complacency in opposition to Champions League opponents
The draw sees Chelsea face the outsiders for the competitors who pulled off a shock within the final 16 by knocking out Juventus.
Porto emerged from an entertaining tie that ended 4-4 on mixture, progressing due to the away targets rule.
Despite this, the bookmakers have priced Porto with the longest odds to win the competitors with many anticipating their journey to finish in opposition to the Blues.
Thomas Tuchel refuses to take something without any consideration, nonetheless, and says their opponents must be ‘revered’.
“Clearly, many individuals will now make us favourites in opposition to Porto however that won’t assist us. You can ask in Turin if that helps you.”
“We are self-confident and that’s strongly linked with our performances. So we’re assured that we are going to face a powerful opponent and face them with respect, however we’re within the quarter-final and are targeted on profitable that.”
Read extra of Tuchel’s response to the draw right here.
Chelsea strategy for Sergio Aguero denied
Recent rumours have recommended that Chelsea are eager on making a transfer for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero this summer season.
City’s all-time prime scorer is but to enter contract talks for a brand new deal on the Etihad with the membership probably ready to lose the participant this summer season.
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However, strategies that Thomas Tuchel may add Aguero to his ahead line have been rebuffed by BILD’s Christian Falk, who stated the Blues’ striker precedence stays elsewhere.
Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland remains to be Chelsea’s most well-liked possibility in line with the journalist who Tweeted:
“Not True are the reviews that @ChelseaFC needs @aguerosergiokun. Chelsea‘s primary Target remains to be @ErlingHaaland.