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Porto vs Chelsea preview, team news, stats, kick-off time

Team news, stats, kick-off time ahead of the Champions League quarter-final first leg between Porto and Chelsea on Wednesday.

Team news
Chelsea will have Christian Pulisic and N'Golo Kante fit after hamstring issues for Wednesday's first-leg last-eight clash with Porto.

Thomas Tuchel confirmed Tammy Abraham will also be in the squad, though Kante is unlikely to start after his latest muscle complaint.

Porto will take on Chelsea without their suspended two top goalscorers, Sergio Oliveira and Mehdi Taremi, for Wednesday's match in Seville.

Tuchel: Rudiger-Kepa bust-up over
Thomas Tuchel has hailed Antonio Rudiger and Kepa Arrizabalaga for showing "courage" to make amends after their training-ground bust-up.

Chelsea boss Tuchel confirmed Germany defender Rudiger and Spain goalkeeper Kepa clashed in training - but insisted that the players have solved the spat and the matter is finished.

"It was nothing to do with the defeat [to West Brom], it was just an incident in training; it got heated up between Toni and Kepa," said Tuchel. "So we calmed the situation down immediately.

"I don't want to play it down with anything artificial, these are things we don't want to accept; it was unusual but they can happen. They are all competitors and want to win training matches.

"We needed to interfere in the situation, so that was serious. But the way the guys handled the situation, that was impressive and showed a lot of courage.

"The reaction was not okay, but the reaction to it, how the guys handled the situation, especially Toni and Kepa, was amazing and showed how much respect they have for each other. They cleared the air immediately."

Conceicao wary of wounded Chelsea
Porto boss Sergio Conceicao fears Chelsea's 5-2 loss to West Brom will have the Blues "more awake to danger" in Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg.

Conceicao has warned his Porto players to be wary of the wounded Blues, who succumbed to a first loss under new manager Thomas Tuchel in the Premier League on Saturday.

"You know that Thiago Silva was sent off in the first half and that the game had a different course," said Conceicao.

"Chelsea until this last game had been extremely competent, they have not lost a game in the Champions League, they have the second-best defence in the Champions League and also in the English League. They are a competent team, and when these defeats happen it serves as a warning.

"If you want my opinion, I would prefer that they won the last game. Because these situations make the siren sound and make everyone more alert, more awake to danger, and I honestly don't like these defeats very much."

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