The correlation of forces before the match Porto vs Chelsea
Porto and Chelsea have been quite charming opponents in the Champions League for more than a decade. According to 7msport, the two teams have faced a total of 8 times in the Champions League seasons from 2003/04 to present.
In those 8 matches, Chelsea won 5 matches and drew 1 while Porto only had 2 triumphs. But saying that does not mean that Chelsea will easily overwhelm Porto in this confrontation.
According to the online odds, Chelsea, although accepting Porto to 3/4 left, but the Portuguese team received a lot of trust from the experts. Former England midfielder Owen Hargeaves thinks that Porto is still able to hold Chelsea with a draw in this first leg.
The reason, according to the former player who played for Bayern for many years, is that Porto has very technical and explosive players. Meanwhile, Chelsea have just lost to West Brom with a score of 2-5 because of mistakes in the defense.
Of course, one game doesn’t say too much. Chelsea, with 9 clean sheets under new general Tuchel, is still a team that is hard to beat. But under the lens of the rafter, choosing the bottom door, ie choosing Porto, is still a more attractive option.
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The reason is because Chelsea only won the Asian match in 3 out of 12 away matches in all competitions from December last year to now. Although this match, Porto is not a real host (kick on Sevilla’s Sanchez Pizjuan stadium for reasons of Covid-19 prevention), Chelsea will still be a guest.
Therefore, the away performance of The Blues will be the biggest factor influencing the confidence of Asian fans. The possibility of Chelsea being held to a draw in this match, and making those who set the door for them to lose, is higher than the British team’s strong victory over Porto.
It should be known that, according to the statistics of the c1 Chelsea have never won when kicking on the grass of Sanchez Pizjuan, while Porto won boldly and won the C2 Cup at this very stadium. Therefore, the geographical factor still stands on the side of the Portuguese representative, even though they have to borrow another yard to make their home.
Expected lineup Porto vs Chelsea
+ Porto: Marchesin; Manafa, Pepe, Mbemba, Sanusi; Corona, Grujic, Uribe, Otavio; Marega, Martinez
+ Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen; Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell; Ziyech, Mount; Giroud
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