Jamie Carragher makes prediction for Chelsea and Porto Champions League tie
Jamie Carragher has strongly predicted that Chelsea are going to find it an “absolute breeze” in their Champions League tie with Porto.
The Blues play the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final match on Wednesday night against Porto, before the return fixture takes place just six days later.
With so many glamorous ties drawn in the Champions League quarter-finals, this one is arguably between two of the most unfancied teams to win the competition.
Chelsea were superb to knock out Atletico Madrid in the previous round, while Porto showed their quality to eliminate Juventus.
Carragher feels though that the Premier League outfit will have far too much over the two legs against their Portuguese opponents.
“An absolute breeze for Chelsea. Porto not at the same level,” Carragher told Champions League on CBS Sports.
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It’s fair enough when pundits decide to write Porto off in this tie, but it would be foolish for anyone in the Chelsea camp to think in a similar way.
A shocking 5-2 defeat to West Brom at the weekend in the Premier League reminded Chelsea that they are miles from the finished article, so it could be an extremely European tie to try negotiate.
If they are complacent against Porto, they will be punished.
Chelsea need to be on the ball tonight, and coming away from the tie with an away goal would be huge for Thomas Tuchel’s side.