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Mason Mount was again the star of Chelsea when Thomas Tuchel’s side scored a 2-0 away win against Porto in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals

In a match where Porto saw more of the half-chances and almost dangerous moments, it was Mason Mount who made the first-half moment of lasting class, taking Jorginho’s pass in his crotch and deeply past Agustin Marchesin The same was true no less in the second half as Chelsea took on pressure without facing many really dangerous moments before Ben Chilwell hit 85 Minute broke through, circled the goalkeeper and slipped into an empty net

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Not much help from his backline, although questionable decisions during the game and poor positioning almost resulted in more goalsRating: 5

Strong opening half for defensive coverage and taking out fast lane.That paired well with Corona and Uribe through the middle before coming on late when Porto chased a goal. Rating: 6

Tasked with more physical play on the backline, mostly a clean game, until a yellow is given shortly after the hour. Rating: 5

His attempt to reach the goal forced a parade from MendyRating: 6

Active in the team’s backline but played in the box by Mount at Chelsea’s opening goalRating: 5

Active in the final third on the ball and in dangerous spaces trying to pull calls Had a bad mistake on Chelsea starting gateRating: 5

Strong hold-up play during the game but turned more into an assertion role as Chelsea began to establish their attackRating: 55

Strong at the beginning of the game in midfield Both facilitated and disrupted the game if necessary and tried to generate an attack with their own attempts. Rating: 6

In the first half Corona ensured the build-up and the good combination game in the middle, but was eliminated late when Porto followed the matchRating: 6

Active in attack, head to head with Azpilicueta but trying hard to reach the goal for the club despite his best efforts. Late in hiding for fresh legsRating: 6

Good movement on and off the ball in the first half, involved in building up in the middle and strong maneuvering against the opponent in the second half, but not showing any goals. Rating: 6

The team was strong in the formation, although it got out defensively early. The starting line-up played well together, which is why he probably only made submarines after 80 minutes. Yellowed in the second half for dissentRating: 5

A clever save on his near-post saved Mendy from embarrassment when it looked like Otavio’s corner was sneaking in, and he was also good at getting through fast enough to deny Pepe’s header in a challenging first half 7

Ordinarily, Azpilicueta seemed to be the man who got in the way of all targeted shots on a night when he was forced to defend much more than many expected of himRating: 7

Christensen coped admirably against a Porto team with many air forces, which justified Tuchel’s decision to bring him through Thiago SilvaRating: 7

The German international was almost punished early in the second half when he left Marega behind and saw the relatively weak link in the Chelsea defense as the game progressed, as well as being the one who was ready to make the assertive games to step forward one minute and clear in his own box in the nextRating: 7

For a right-back who is often believed to be doing his best job in possession of the ball, James was impressively hardworking without the ball, leading his team in tackles, clears, and ball restores during the breakRating: 8

A perfectly solid portrayal of Chilwell whose main job was to aid in the suppression of Corona and Zaidu in the lower right corner of Porto He did this quite impressively, even as he and Werner tried hard to reach an agreement, it was just a reward for his tough race the night he scored Chelsea’s second goal, an excellent run through the heart of the Porto defense before lapping MarchesinRating: 7

The Italian judged his pass perfectly to fend off Mount for the opener and waited for Porto’s defense to come down before he punched the ball through with perfect precision.Rating: 7

Kovacic was the kind of defensive midfield performance you want in an away European tie He was solid in possession and covered every yard to regain the ball but was usually far from the spotlightRating: 7

His first goal in the Champions League was a sign of the outstanding steps Mount has taken in his development this year A brilliant left heel shot before propelling the ball in exactly the right place was the standout moment of yet another great performance by the youngster who, at just 22 years old, sees the man Chelsea can always rely on in the greatest moments : 8

He started well enough, varied his movement and wanted to shoot backwards but he didn’t seem to know whether to fall back next to Kovacic and Jorginho or use his size to fight Porto defenses.His performance reflected that confusion and he was fortunate that the moment Pepe picked his bag for an open gate would have been ruled offsideRating: 4

From the start, this always seemed to be a challenging game for Werner against a team that would sit deep and deny him the seat he longed for.He was pretty good at blocking Porto’s fast lanes early on, but as an attack threat did not existRating: 4

Chelsea was pushed further back during his 25-minute cameo, and while he often pointed for the quick pass behind it, his only chance of seeing a powerful attempt break off the bar was seldom seen

At least he proved that Werner wasn’t the only one having difficulties getting to the ball early. Rating: 5

He wasn’t the defensive-minded substitute he could have seemed but pushed up to pressure a tiresome side from Porto and forcing the mistakes that won this game for Chelsea Rating: 6

The Brazilian veteran was introduced to add ballast to the defense but was barely needed when Chelsea hit Porto late on the counterRating: 5

Tuchel’s approach to his work at Chelsea is hardly as straightforward to the eye, but definitely effective The Blues look like they could work their way through to the last moments of this competitionRating: 7

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