After Blues manager Thomas Tuchel’s side’s heavy loss to West Brom on Saturday, which was followed by a training ground incident between team-mates Kepa Arrizabalaga and Antonio Rudiger, Mason Mount’s clever turn and finish in the first half provided some welcome relief.
After an error by Corona, Ben Chilwell added a late second, just moments after replacement Christian Pulisic had hit the crossbar. Cesar Azpilicueta made a crucial block to deny Corona before Edouard Mendy saved Pepe’s header.
Chelsea delivered a tenacious defensive effort against West Brom to win their seventh clean sheet in nine European games this season.
Because of coronavirus travel restrictions between Portugal and the UK, both legs of this tie were played in Spain at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, making this Porto’s ‘home’ game. Chelsea’s two away goals put them in front going into the second leg next Tuesday.
Source: BBC Sport