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Tuchel Hails Two Chelsea Players After Porto Win

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel hailed two of his players after his team’s victory over FC Porto in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday night.

Goals from two England internationals Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell gave the Blues a comfortable win over the Portuguese giants at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.

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After the game, the German gaffer hailed the goalscorers for a wonderful performance against Sérgio Conceição’s side.

“I’m very happy that he [Mason Mount] scores. A very important goal that opened up the game. It calmed the nerves. Not an easy shot but very precise. Very happy for Mason. He took responsibility.

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“[Ben Chilwell’s goal was] excellent. He kept composure and went round the keeper. It was super important to get the second away goal. Chilly forced the mistake and kept his cool in the box. We’re very happy to go away with this result but it’s only half-time.”

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Chelsea will be back in action in the Premier League on Saturday as they take on fellow London side Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park stadium.

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