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Chelsea 0-1 Porto: Player ratings as Blues reach semi finals despite Taremi stunner

Chelsea secured the result they needed to take them into the semi finals of the Champions League despite an incredible stoppage time overhead kick from Porto’s Mehdi Taremi.

An intense opening saw the Portuguese outfit press the Premier League outfit with intensity, but Chelsea soon found their rhythm and midfielders Jorginho and N’Golo Kante performed exceptionally in central midfield to keep their opponents comfortably at bay.

ft. WE’RE THROUGH TO THE #UCL SEMI-FINALS! #CHEPOR pic.twitter.com/EmX9uf7377

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 13, 2021

Substitute Taremi got the game’s only goal in the 93rd minute, rising highest to acrobatically fire into the top corner, but it wasn’t enough to change the overall result of the tie.

The Blues are arguably the dark horses of the competition, enjoying a wonderful run of form ever since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as manager, and will face the winners of the tie between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Let’s get into the Chelsea player ratings.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Cesar Azpilicueta, Otavio Edmilson da Silva
Azpilicueta was as dependable as ever | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

#J5 on the move! ?#CHEPOR pic.twitter.com/ivJ2KebnFJ

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 13, 2021

3. Forwards

Chancel Mbemba, Christian Pulisic
Pulisic was clattered a few times | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

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