Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell equal Chelsea record set by Frank Lampard and John Terry in Porto win
Mason Mount’s first ever Champions League strike and Ben Chilwell’s late finish handed Chelsea a fine 2-0 quarter-final first-leg win over Porto in Seville.
Mount latched on to Jorginho’s angled ball, spun away from the cover and slotted into the corner in a rare moment of pure quality in Spain.
Wing-back Ben Chilwell then nipped on to a loose ball before rounding Agustin Marchesin and tapping into the empty net to put the Blues in control at the tie’s halfway point.
Chelsea rode their luck at times, with Edouard Mendy producing fine saves to thwart Pepe and Moussa Marega, but ultimately fully merited their first-leg victory.
Mount and Chilwell’s efforts count as away goals, even though both legs of the last-eight tie are being played at Sevilla’s neutral Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium due to coronavirus travel constraints.
At 22 years and 87 days, the England midfielder is the youngest scorer of a Champions League knockout stage goal in the Blues’ history.
Chilwell’s strike means both he and Mount are the first English players to score for Chelsea in a Champions League game since the aforementioned Terry and Lampard did so against Napoli in 2012.
For those of you superstitious Blues fans out there, it was the very same year Lampard lifted the famous trophy in Munich after a penalty shoot-out victory.
“We knew it would be a tough game. We kept going, we got the goal in the first half and the second secured a good win,” he told BT Sport . “It’s only half the tie, there’s a second leg to go.
“It’s about time [my first Champions League goal] came. I’ve been waiting patiently. It was a good time for it to come. A good pass by Jorginho, I had space and I hit it.
“I’m always working on it. I don’t think you can work on it enough. I think I can improve on it and score more goals.
“He [Ben Chilwell] showed great composure. I thought he’d shoot in front of goal but he took it past the keeper. He’ll be buzzing with that.
“After the West Brom game, we put it behind us. We looked briefly at it the next day and moved on. We came into this game with full focus, 100% commitment that we’d win.
“The job’s not done. They’ll fight for the next leg and we’ll have to give it our all. We’ll be ready.”