Chelsea were second best but resilient enough to hold off Porto and earn an important ‘away’ win in the Champions League quarter-final first leg clash with Porto.
The technical hosts started the stronger in Seville, but it was Chelsea who took the lead in the 32nd minute, through Mason Mount.
The Englishman turned brilliantly and drilled into the bottom left corner across goal after receiving Jorginho’s pass.
Blues stopper Edouard Mendy made several decent stops on his way to picking up a third Champions League clean sheet in three games under Thomas Tuchel.
Porto were on top but Chelsea put in a calm showing to take the win, with Christian Pulisic hitting the woodwork before Ben Chillwell robbed Jesus Corona and rounded the goalkeeper to score.
This was a much better Chelsea performance than in the 5-2 thrashing they suffered by Big Sam’s West Bromwich Albion at the weekend, and it needed to be.
They have one foot in the semi-finals now, where they will face Real Madrid or Liverpool.