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No time like the present as Chelsea's Tuchel targets instant success

FOOTBALL By Reuters | April 13th 2021
February 11, 2021 Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel reacts [REUTERS]

Chelsea

Formation 3-4-2-1
16Mendy
28Azpilicueta6Thiago Silva2Rüdiger
24James7Kanté5Jorginho21Chilwell
19Mount10Pulisic
29Havertz

    16Mendy
    28Azpilicueta
    6Thiago Silva
    2Rüdiger
    24James
    7Kanté
    5Jorginho
    21Chilwell
    19Mount
    10Pulisic
    29Havertz

Substitutes

    1Arrizabalaga
    3Alonso
    4Christensen
    9Abraham
    11Werner
    13Caballero
    15Zouma
    18Giroud
    20Hudson-Odoi
    22Ziyech
    33Emerson

FC Porto

Formation 4-3-3
    1Marchesín
    18Manafá Jancó
    19Mbemba
    3Pepe
    12Sanusi
    16Grujic
    8Uribe
    27Oliveira
    17JM Corona
    11Marega
    25Otávio

Substitutes

    4Monteiro Pinto Leite
    6Loum
    7Díaz
    9Taremi
    14Morais Ramos
    21Silva Baró
    29Martínez
    30de Lima Barbosa
    31Chipela Gomes
    32Sarr
    50Vieira
    85Conceição

Referee:
    Clément Turpin

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said he joined the club to win trophies right away, not five years down the track, and wants his side to seize the moment when they face Porto in the return leg of their Champions League quarter-final later on Tuesday.

Tuchel enjoyed a successful spell with Paris St Germain before taking over at Chelsea following the sacking of club great Frank Lampard in January.

The London club are fifth spot in the Premier League, face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday and are in a strong position to reach the Champions League semis, holding a 2-0 lead over Porto from the first leg.

"If you can win consecutive games you can win titles because Chelsea is a club that has the culture, the history, the quality and the structure to do so," Tuchel told reporters.

"I'm here to win games and as a result, titles. This is what I demand of myself so why should we now say anything different? If you want to win in five years or three years, I don't know what that is.

"Now is the time ... there is no tougher match than the next game, there is no tougher obstacle than the one in front of you and we should not get lost in dreams, hopes and speeches."

Both legs of the quarter-final are taking place at Sevilla's Sanchez Pizjuan stadium due to COVID-19 restrictions on travel between Portugal and England.

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