Chelsea reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in seven years despite Mehdi Taremi’s sublime overhead kick giving them a late scare in a 1-0 defeat by Porto, going through 2-1 on aggregate. Porto were intense in the first half, but lacking in quality in the final third as neither side registered a shot on target until the ...

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic has played down the significance of Antonio Rudiger’s training ground bust-up with Kepa Arrizabalaga and insists the incident has been ‘left behind’, with the squad fully ‘focused’ on their Champions League quarter-final clash with Porto. Kepa took exception to a mistimed challenge from Rudiger the morning after Chelsea’s 5-2 defeat to West Brom and the pair ...

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