Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea booked their spot in the ultimate 4 of Europe’s premier competitors on Tuesday night time regardless of shedding 1-Zero to Porto.
A outstanding overhead kick from Mehdi Taremi in the ultimate minutes of the match wasn’t sufficient to overturn a two-goal deficit for the Portuguese aspect, with Chelsea advancing to the semi-finals.
Either Real Madrid or Liverpool will await them in the semi-finals, with Zinedine Zidane’s aspect presently holding a 3-1 lead over the Premier League outfit heading into Wednesday’s second leg.
And Cole, the previous Chelsea and Liverpool winger, thinks Tuchel and co. might be hoping for Real Madrid to hold on to that lead.
‘It’s been a very long time coming for Chelsea,’ Cole instructed BT Sport after the match.
‘It was enterprise like this night. Tuchel picked a workforce to get the job accomplished.
‘I believed Kante was the brilliant spark, I believed he held it collectively in there. They simply left it too late, Porto.
‘The goal was outstanding but it was the only thing that kept us awake, it was quite poor. Standard-wise it wasn’t good.
‘Chelsea, very happy. Business-like performance and you’d take Real Madrid in the semi-finals over Liverpool. I believe Real Madrid have fallen a great distance.’
Glenn Hoddle, the previous Chelsea supervisor, added: ‘I think if there’s 80,000 in the Bernabeu, no thanks.
‘But at that coaching floor, I fancy Chelsea. I mentioned at half-time, Chelsea may go all the way in which.
‘Liverpool could still turn it around, let’s be truthful. They haven’t acquired that ordinary 12th man they’ve at Anfield.
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