Chelsea face tough FC Porto challenge with N’Golo Kante’s absence - Watch UEFA Champions League live in India
Premier League giants Chelsea will be seen in action on Thursday, April 8, when they travel to Spain’s Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium to face FC Porto in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League 2020-21 quarter-finals.
The Blues are yet to lose a match in the UEFA Champions League this season. After finishing atop the group table with four wins and two draws from the six games, Thomas Tuchel guided his men to a 3-0 aggregate win over Atletico Madrid in the round of 16.
Though FC Porto haven't had such a smooth run in the tournament, the Liga NOS giants will take encouragement from the fact that they eliminated title contenders Juventus from the tournament in the round of 16. Watch Chelsea vs FC Porto live in India!
In the Chelsea vs FC Porto head-to-head, the London club leads 5-2 with only one game ending as a draw between the two sides. However, past records won’t matter much, given the form both the teams are carrying into this fixture.
While FC Porto won 2-1 against Santa Clara in the Portuguese league at the weekend, Chelsea were stunned 5-2 by relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion.
FC Porto team news and injury updates
FC Porto manager Sérgio Conceição will be without the services of goalkeeper Mouhamed Mbaye and defender Ivan Marcano. Apart from them, forward Mehdi Taremi and midfielder Sergio Oliveira remain suspended for the match.
Chelsea FC team news and injury updates
Though Chelsea don’t have any suspended players for the match, they have their own injury concerns. The Blues will be without their star midfielder N'Golo Kante, while forwards Christian Pulisic and striker Tammy Abraham remain doubtful with injuries.
Where to watch FC Porto vs Chelsea FC live in India?
The FC Porto vs Chelsea UCL match will be telecast live at 12:30 AM IST on Sony TEN 1 SD and Sony TEN 1 HD TV channels in India, on Thursday, April 8.
Live streaming of FC Porto vs Chelsea FC will be on SonyLIV along with other UEFA Champions League quarter-final clashes.
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