‘He’s a top, top player’ — Chelsea player singled out for praise after win over Porto

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Chelsea take a two-goal lead into the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final clash against Porto, as the Blues defeated the Portuguese side 2-0 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on Wednesday night.

Goals from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell secured the win in what was a very difficult game in Seville.

Mason Mount broke the deadlock after 30 minutes of play, as his fine turn and accurate strike beat the Porto defence for the first goal.

Former Chelsea star Joe Cole and Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand were in the BT Sport studio for this game, and they hailed Mount as a top player.

“It’s all about the turn from Mason Mount,” Joe Cole told BT Sport.

“To do that on his weak foot, with that composure… this kid!

“For the life of me, I don’t understand the criticism [of Mount]. There’s not even an argument. He’s a top, top player.”

Rio Ferdinand added: “It’s an exquisite finish. The turn was just immaculate. He was a bit fortunate with the finish because the keeper puts out a leg, but it was fantastic play.”

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