Mason Mount’s first ever Champions League strike and Ben Chilwell’s late end handed Chelsea a tremendous 2-Zero quarter-final first-leg win over Porto in Seville.
Mount latched on to Jorginho’s angled ball, spun away from the quilt and slotted into the nook in a uncommon second of pure high quality in Spain.
Wing-back Ben Chilwell then nipped on to a free ball earlier than rounding Agustin Marchesin and tapping into the empty internet to place the Blues in management on the tie’s midway level.
Chelsea rode their luck at instances, with Edouard Mendy producing tremendous saves to thwart Pepe and Moussa Marega, however finally absolutely merited their first-leg victory.
Mount and Chilwell’s efforts rely as away objectives, regardless that each legs of the last-eight tie are being performed at Sevilla’s impartial Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium attributable to coronavirus journey constraints.
At 22 years and 87 days, the England midfielder is the youngest scorer of a Champions League knockout stage purpose within the Blues’ historical past.
Chilwell’s strike means each he and Mount are the primary English gamers to attain for Chelsea in a Champions League recreation because the aforementioned Terry and Lampard did so towards Napoli in 2012.
For these of you superstitious Blues followers on the market, it was the exact same yr Lampard lifted the well-known trophy in Munich after a penalty shoot-out victory.
“We knew it could be a troublesome recreation. We saved going, we acquired the purpose within the first half and the second secured a very good win,” he advised BT Sport . “It’s solely half the tie, there’s a second leg to go.
“It’s about time [my first Champions League goal] got here. I’ve been ready patiently. It was a very good time for it to return. cross by Jorginho, I had house and I hit it.
“I’m all the time engaged on it. I don’t assume you possibly can work on it sufficient. I feel I can enhance on it and rating extra objectives.
“He [Ben Chilwell] confirmed nice composure. I assumed he’d shoot in entrance of purpose however he took it previous the keeper. He’ll be buzzing with that.
“After the West Brom recreation, we put it behind us. We regarded briefly at it the subsequent day and moved on. We got here into this recreation with full focus, 100% dedication that we’d win.
“The job’s not carried out. They’ll battle for the subsequent leg and we’ll have to offer it our all. We’ll be prepared.”