Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell has stepped up when his side needed him most.
Despite taking an early lead against Porto in Wednesday night’s Champions League quarter-final thanks to a Mason Mount goal, Chelsea have spent much of the match under the cosh.
The Blues’ Portuguese opponents have fought back valiantly and had it not have been for a late crucial save from keeper Mendy, Chelsea could easily be heading into the return tie all square at 1-1.
Following Mendy’s vitally important save, left-back Chilwell doubled his side’s lead just moments later.
Vital, vital goal – Chelsea are now odds-on-favourites to make the competition’s semi-final.
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Ben Chilwell punishes the Porto defence!
Great composure from the Chelsea left-back as he breaks through and rounds the keeper before slotting home ?
A MASSIVE goal! pic.twitter.com/jjnHHwuPbl
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 7, 2021