Chelsea legend, Petr Cech, has predicted the Blues to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals forward of FC Porto when either 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 power 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.
“While you attain the quarter-final of the Champions League, you realize you’ll face a tough opponent,” Cech informed 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 group we will probably be ready for and able to play towards.”
He added, “We have now performed Porto a number of instances within the Champions League.
“All of the video games have been all the time tight and really tough. We anticipate the identical. They have been good within the group with Manchester Metropolis, they usually 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 power of our group. Hopefully, we will undergo.”
Cech met Porto on three events throughout his taking part in days.
He received the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012.