Thomas Tuchel delighted at Chelsea’s response to West Brom setback

  • Chelsea beat Porto in Champions League quarter-final first leg
  • West Brom had inflicted first defeat under Tuchel at weekend

A happy Thomas Tuchel praised Chelsea’s reaction to adversity after they took a potentially decisive 2-0 win from the away leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Porto, saying their response to a shock weekend defeat by West Brom will unite his players.

Well-taken goals from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell, the first either player had scored in this competition, secured an ultimately comfortable victory in Seville even if Tuchel accepted Chelsea rarely hit full flow. There had been pressure to bounce back after the 5-2 setback on Saturday, which was the German’s first defeat since taking over and came to look even more consequential when Antonio Rüdiger and Kepa Arrizabalaga clashed in training the following the following day.

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