Chelsea legend, Petr Cech, has predicted the Blues to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals forward of FC Porto when each side conflict within the quarter-final first and second legs in April.
Cech, who admitted that the tie towards Porto could be powerful, believes Chelsea’s confidence and energy will assist them safe a semi-finals spot.
The previous goalkeeper stated this whereas reacting to Chelsea’s Champions League last-8 draw towards Porto on Friday.
Chelsea eradicated Atletico Madrid from the Champions League last-16, whereas Porto knocked out Juventus.
“Whenever you attain the quarter-final of the Champions League, you understand you’ll face a tough opponent,” Cech instructed Chelsea’s web site.
“Because it stands now, we play Porto as regular away and residential and you’ll put together for that.
“It’s an opponent we have to respect. They’ve a historical past within the Champions League and European Cup. It’s a staff we will likely be ready for and able to play towards.”
He added, “We now have performed Porto a number of instances within the Champions League.
“All of the video games have been at all times tight and really tough. We anticipate the identical. They have been good within the group with Manchester Metropolis, and so they managed to go and beat Juventus, one other large of European soccer, so we’ve to respect that, however we’ve our confidence, and we all know the energy of our staff. Hopefully, we will undergo.”
Cech met Porto on three events throughout his taking part in days.
He gained the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012.