Former Porto star Paulo Futre claimed he heard what Chelsea players did after drawing the Portuguese side in the Champions League quarter-finals.

A few days ago, former Blues defender Glen Johnson told Sky Sports that he believes “Chelsea are one of the happiest sides from the draw”.

Of course, he insisted that he was not being disrespectful to Porto.

But many others would also consider the Blues have a rather easier draw in the quarter-finals, given the other opponents they could have had instead.

So what was the former Porto player annoyed about?

Futre insisted that he heard about how Chelsea players have already been thinking about being in the semi-finals after the draw.

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“I was supposed to call [Porto manager] Sérgio Conceição but I didn’t because he has a game in Portimão,” the former Portugal international told Record.

“But I tell you, they celebrated! The Chelsea players celebrated when they heard that FC Porto came out [in the draw].

“How did I find out? It’s in the English press and I made a phone call afterwards to confirm.

“The Porto players have to run like never before in these two games [against Chelsea].

“Do you know why? They [Chelsea players] think they are already qualified for the next round. They celebrated!

“When I spoke to the person who told me about it, I was disgusted, and I would give anything to play against Chelsea.

“The Porto players have to die on the pitch, they [Chelsea] think they’re already in the semi-finals.”

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To be fair, we do not know what exactly happened behind the scenes.

But most Chelsea fans would also be irritated if, let’s say, Chelsea had drawn Bayern Munich or Paris Saint-Germain and they were celebrating after the draw.

At the end of the day, as Johnson pointed out, Chelsea are certainly one of the happiest sides among the Champions League quarter-finalists.

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