Petr Cech gives verdict on Chelsea’s quarter-final Champions League tie against Porto

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Chelsea legend Petr Cech has urged the Blues not to underestimate Porto after drawing the Portuguese giants in the Champions League quarter-finals.

2004 champions Porto beat Juventus on away goals in the previous round and Cech has warned Chelsea must respect Porto.

“When you reach the quarter-final of the Champions League, you know you will face a difficult opponent,” said Cech.

“Now with the pandemic there are certain other things that play a part in this Champions League. As it stands now we play Porto as normal away and home, and you can prepare for that.

“It’s an opponent we need to respect. They have history in the Champions League and European Cup. It’s a team we will be prepared for and ready to play against.

“We have played Porto a few times in the Champions League.

“All the games were always tight and very difficult. We expect the same.

“They were good in the group with Manchester City, and they managed to go and beat Juventus, another giant of European football, so we have to respect that, but we have our confidence and we know the strength of our team.

“Hopefully we can go through.”

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