Chelsea have been backed to win the UEFA Champions League trophy once again after beating Fc Porto to secure a place in the semi final against Real Madrid.
Stuart Pearce has labelled Chelsea the team to beat at the moment as they are set to face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final for a chance to lift the trophy just like they did in 2012 against Bayern Munich.
Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 on aggregate in the quarter-final to book their place in the final four after playing a goalless draw in the second leg which will see them go up against Thomas Tuchel’s side.
Chelsea managed to go past Porto despite losing 1-0 in the second leg and with the quality shown already against Atletico Madrid and the Portuguese side, the Blues have been tipped to advance to the final and win it.
The other set of semi final game will see Manchester City take on Paris Saint-Germain with both sides having to go through against Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich respectively to get to this level.
There is a possibility for an all English final if both Premier League sides get to move through as they will be up against each other in the FA cup on Saturday which will be the first time Tuchel will face the League leader.
Here Is What Stuart Pearce Said
“We’ve got two outstanding ties on our hands. Delighted the two English clubs have been kept apart,” former England defender Pearce told talkSPORT.
“We’ve got an opportunity of an all-English final (Chelsea). It’s almost impossible to call, both semi-finals. Some top, top quality. Just sit back an enjoy it.
When asked if Chelsea can win against Real Madrid, Pearce replied:
“No doubt in my mind about that. They (Chelsea) are the team at the moment showing absolute top quality.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if they won the semi-final of the FA Cup and went all the way to the Champions League final.”