Former Blue expects personnel changes and changes in attitudes for the Porto match

Chelsea have no time to dwell on the horrendous 5-2 defeat by West Brom on Saturday lunchtime before their next match this Wednesday.

But it isn’t just any old game this week, Chelsea are in the Champions League quarter finals fighting to get to the final four of the competition, which alone would be some achievement.

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The Blues face Porto, and they will be needing to put Saturday’s horror show firmly behind them as they approach this match.

They will need to be fully up for this and every player will need to be intense and putting in 100% effort, which is the exact opposite of what we saw at the weekend against a relegation struggling side.

Porto will be a different kettle of fish again, and these types of matches are never easy and always hard to predict.

Former Chelsea player Pat Nevin, believes that we will see changes in personnel, and changes in attitudes from the players if they are to want to advance in the competition.

In his column on the Chelsea website, he said:

“Sometimes it isn’t the changes but the pace of the changes you have to make that is the vital ingredient. I expect the boss feels comfortable in the Champions League, knowing that he will have to be ready for anything, and ready to adapt to anything, at a moment’s notice.

“More than anything else we need increased energy levels from the start of the game against Porto. If he is fit, I cannot imagine Mason Mount starting on the bench this time and that should certainly help.

“There is also the age-old line about sometimes looking a better player when you are sitting on the bench during a bad defeat. Again if fit, it is hard to imagine Toni Rudiger not coming into the back line somewhere for tomorrow as his intense defending style was sorely missed.

“There could be plenty of changes to the starting 11, but the biggest change will be in the level of performance. With the world’s most desired club trophy to play for, there can be no doubt we will be up for it this time. Hopefully with our mean defence back at work after a rare day off.”

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