Andy Gray was covering the Chelsea game for beIN SPORTS last night, and the former Sky pundit and target man striker was explaining the difficult situation the Blues had found themselves in before kick off.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel had his wish granted after they drew Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League. After seeing off Porto in the quarter-finals on Tuesday night with a 2-1 aggregate win in Seville, Chelsea awaited their last four opponents which could have been Real Madrid or Liverpool.
Christian Pulisic has shared his delight at Chelsea reaching the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2014. Chelsea saw off Porto in the quarter-finals on Tuesday night in Seville with a 2-1 aggregate victory after losing 1-0 on the night in the second leg following a stunning stoppage time bicycle kick from Mehdi Taremi.
It’s all systems go when it comes to Thiago Silva’s new contract, according to Italian transfer insider Fabrizio Romano. Signing the Brazilian on a free looked a bit of a no brainer this summer, and so it’s proved to be.
Chelsea’s pursuit of a potential new striker this summer is set to become one of the biggest transfer stories. The Blues have been linked with a number of big new names arriving at Stamford Bridge as they look to be trying to sign a real out and out number 9.
Chelsea have a number of players currently out on loan with futures to sort out this summer. The likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Michy Batshuayi, and many more, will all be wondering what their futures hold now as we approach the summer window and the next step in their careers.
Chelsea booked their place in the Champions League semi-finals after seeing off Porto, seeing them pick up more prize money. Thomas Tuchel's side lost the second leg 1-0 on Tuesday night in Seville but headed through following a 2-1 aggregate win to set up a tie against Real Madrid or Liverpool.
Timo Werner is getting a lot of chances at Chelsea. That’s partly because he’s a new signing still, and partly because he’s already had two managers, both of whom were determined to try and get the striker scoring.
Emerson Palmieri has not played a lot under Thomas Tuchel, and looks one of the most likely players to depart this summer. Under normal circumstances he would probably have gone last summer, but he’s stuck around despite the signing of Ben Chilwell, playing very occasionally as an auxiliary centre back in a 3.
Chelsea will 'take anyone' in the Champions League semi-finals, says midfielder Mason Mount as they await Real Madrid or Liverpool in the last four. For the first time since 2014, the Blues are in the semi-finals and will find out their opponents on Wednesday night.
Chelsea fans have chosen who they want to face in the Champions League semi-finals. Thomas Tuchel's men confirmed their place in the last four for the first time since 2014 after a 2-1 aggregate win over FC Porto, following a 1-0 defeat in Seville on Tuesday night in the second leg.
As Didier Drogba, hero in Munich in 2012, tweeted half an hour after the full time whistle had blown, “Slowly but surely”. It was an evening where Chelsea saw out the tie against FC Porto in Seville, conceding in stoppage time, but importantly progressing to their first Champions League semi-final since 2014.
Chelsea could receive a massive boost in their pursuit of one of their transfer targets this summer, according to reports. Recently, a reliable report from The Athletic named Atletico Madrid centre back Jose Gimenez as a genuine target for Chelsea in that area this summer.
Chelsea lost 1-0 to Porto last night in the Champions League but won the tie 2-1 on aggregate, progressing into the Semi Finals of the competition. The game was not overly pretty to watch, but a lot of that was down to the officiating, or lack of it.