- Thomas Tuchel has claimed that he believes Antonio Rudiger, Mateo Kovacic and Cesar Azpilicueta will protect the team against FC Porto
- Chelsea will defend their Champions League quarter-final 2-0 first-leg win over the Portuguese side
- Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell scored a goal each to give the Premier League side a 2-0 away advantage
Thomas Tuchel has sounded a note of warning to their Champions League quarter-final opponents FC Porto be careful of Antonio Rudiger, Mateo Kovacic and Cesar Azpilicueta, Daily Mail.
The Blues hold a 2-0 advantage over the Portuguese side in the first leg with goals coming from the boots of Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell.
Ahead of the second leg tie, Tuchel revealed the players he would rely on to protect the team as he praised his squad's spirit.
"Honestly you don't want to be in a fight with Antonio Rudiger, Kova (Mateo Kovacic) and Azpi (Cesar Azpilicueta).
"For me you don't want to be in a fight with them, because they are ready to fight and it's their nature to show it on the pitch and protect the interests of our team.
"They are there we can rely on them nobody has to do stuff which is against their nature you can totally rely on them.
"For me when I was a player at a lower level when you have big matches and feel the tension you look around at who is next to you and feel comfortable, see who you can rely on.
"I feel our guys are very comfortable when they look around and see who they can rely on. No one is out there alone, we will help each other, we will help from the bench.
"We will push hard for the best outcome. We have minimum of 90 minutes to fight for and achieve a big goal."
Chelsea got back to winning ways over the weekend following a 4-1 win over London rivals Crystal Palace.
Despite the win over Palace, the west London club dropped out of the Premier League's top-four and was replaced by West Ham who defeated third-placed Leicester City.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Ben Chilwell and Kurt Zouma jokingly demonstrated Antonio Rudiger training ground row with Kep Arrizabalaga recently, Daily Mail
The centre-back and the goalkeeper clashed shortly after Chelsea's 5-2 loss to West Brom which resulted in Thomas Tuchel sending home the German defender.
Things have since returned to normal as the Blues are currently preparing for their crucial Champions League clash away at Porto.