The Blues had been glorious in an entertaining ultimate at the Estadio do Dragao, totally deserving of a hard-fought 1-0 victory secured courtesy of a cool first-half strike from £71million file signing Kai Havertz that got here after an excellent, defence-splitting Mason Mount go.
The triumph – Chelsea’s first in the Champions League since that well-known 2012 night time in Munich – represents an unimaginable turnaround from Thomas Tuchel, who has far exceeded expectations since changing Frank Lampard in January and is now set to be handed a long-term contract after constructive talks with proprietor Roman Abramovich on Sunday morning.
As for home champions Manchester City, their irritating look forward to a primary style of Champions League glory continues after a chastening night in Portugal.
Angry questions relating to Pep Guardiola’s stunning workforce choice will little question rage on amongst followers, whereas Kevin De Bruyne might now miss the begin of Euro 2020 after confirming that he fractured his nostril and eye socket throughout an unintentional collision with Antonio Rudiger.
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The gamers initially went to their Cobham coaching floor after flying again to the UK from Porto this afternoon, however will now return dwelling individually.
Rudiger sorry for De Bruyne harm
Antonio Rudiger says he’s sorry for the accidents sustained by Kevin De Bruyne throughout their collision final night time and has been in contact with the Manchester City talisman, who left hospital in Portugal earlier at this time after receiving remedy for nostril and eye socket fractures.
“I’m actually sorry for @DeBruyneKev’s harm,” Rudiger tweeted.
“Of course this was not intentional from me – I’ve already been in contact with Kevin personally and I actually want him a speedy restoration & hope we will see him again on the pitch very quickly once more.”
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Tuchel: Chelsea’s younger stars should keep hungry
Thomas Tuchel is raring for Chelsea’s younger stars to not relaxation on their laurels after final night time’s Champions League success…
“The stage is ready, it is set from us; and as soon as the celebrations are over, as soon as all of us digest this expertise, it is the second to develop, to evolve and use it to grow to be higher and be taught from it,” he stated.
“It’s completely essential. But lots of younger gamers had this success, and now it is a huge, huge problem to remain hungry and go for the subsequent one.”
On Chelsea’s clear defensive enhancements on his watch, Tuchel added: “Obviously we’ve a robust bond, a robust group who can actually defend, and that is an enormous a part of soccer.
“We can defend, and play, and reply all questions in the sport.
“They have an enormous vitality collectively and might ship underneath stress.
“But we’ve to go for it once more, we’ve to work arduous and work to enhance.
“We managed to shut the hole on City in particular person video games on this season, and we did it right here when it mattered vastly.
“But subsequent season we nonetheless have to shut that hole in the Premier League, and we’ve an enormous job forward of us.”
Chelsea’s gentle present above London
As a part of Chelsea’s Champions League celebrations final night time, the membership produced a formidable drone gentle present over Stamford Bridge.
Azpilicueta: ‘Humble’ Kante is greatest in the world
Meanwhile, right here’s Azpilicueta’s reward of “humble” N’Golo Kante, who was as soon as once more completely imperious along with his man-of-the-match show in Porto.
Asked if he might title a greater midfielder than Kante in the world at current, the Chelsea skipper stated: “A simple reply to that query – no. He does every part, he brings a lot vitality.
“The method he drives the ball ahead, he covers a lot floor.
“For him as effectively after profitable the World Cup, profitable the Champions League, he is so humble as an individual, and I’m simply so comfortable for him.
“He’s a large a part of this workforce so I’m so comfortable to have him subsequent to me.”
Chelsea flying again to London
Judging by Cesar Azpilicueta’s Instagram tales, it seems that the Chelsea squad – trophy safely strapped in subsequent to their captain – are presently flying again to London from Porto.
We’ll convey you the newest footage and response with the squad again on UK soil…
Tuchel’s new Chelsea deal to be introduced quickly
Chelsea have moved to tie down Thomas Tuchel’s long-term future after breakfast talks with Roman Abramovich, writes James Robson in Porto.
The German might be rewarded for main Chelsea to Champions League glory after simply 4 months at the membership.
Abramovich initially solely green-lighted an 18-month contract when Tuchel was appointed as Frank Lampard’s successor in January.
But the former Paris Saint-Germain boss has satisfied Chelsea’s Russian proprietor that he can construct on his spectacular success this season and mount a problem to Manchester City’s home dominance.
Abramovich, who flew into Portugal for Chelsea’s 1-0 win at the Estadio do Dragao, met face-to-face with Tuchel for the first time amid celebrations on the pitch after the ultimate whistle.
But he needed a extra formal assembly at the membership’s HQ in Porto on Sunday morning.
It is known these conversations went extraordinarily effectively, with each males discussing future plans and how you can construct on the membership’s second Champions League triumph.
It will see Tuchel’s new long-term deal confirmed, probably as early as the begin of the week.
On Saturday night time the Chelsea supervisor hinted a brand new contract was shut – even earlier than masterminding victory in opposition to Pep Guardiola for the third time in current weeks.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud can be having fun with a spot of breakfast with the trophy in sunny Porto…
Chelsea tease Man City with Oasis lyrics
It gained’t have escaped the attentions from followers at both membership that Chelsea’s social media admin proceed to caption their celebration pics at this time with strains from well-known Oasis songs.
This is the newest effort, after “You and I are gonna reside ceaselessly” and “We see belongings you’ll by no means see”…