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How the Chelsea dressing room reacted to Champions League quarter-final first leg win over Porto

Goals from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell earned Chelsea a 2-0 win over Porto in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie last night

Chelsea almost have one foot in the semi-finals of the Champions League - but the players who engineered their victory over Porto last night are not getting too carried away.

Goals from England duo Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell earned the Blues a routine 2-0 verdict in Seville.

Of course, both legs of their quarter-final tie against Portuguese opposition are being played at the same Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan venue - with the second leg pencilled in for next Tuesday night (8pm).

It's very much advantage Chelsea, though, as goals towards the end of each half gave the Blues a healthy cushion during their 'away' leg on neutral ground in the Spanish city.

Here is how the two Chelsea goalscorers reacted on social media post-match.

Although there is still work to be done upon their return to Spain next week, the result was significant on the back of a testing few days at Stamford Bridge.

Indeed, after watching their unbeaten start to life under Thomas Tuchel end in catastrophic style against relegation-threatened West Brom, the club were forced to deal with plenty of criticism, while Tuchel intervened in a training ground bust-up between Antonio Rudiger and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Tuchel has spoken openly about that confrontation - praising both players for how they handed it in the aftermath - and the head coach even recalled Antonio Rudiger in one of five changes to his line-up for the Porto clash.

And the German defender was among those to respond to the win after the game in Spain.

Not only was it a successful evening for Chelsea in terms of the result, captain Cesar Azpilicueta also reached a key milestone as he led out the Blues for the 150th time in all competitions.

He ultimately marked the occasion with a priceless clean sheet, as Tuchel's side picked up two crucial away goals at the other end - courtesy of Mount and Chilwell.

It was Mount's 11th goal for club and country so far this season - and his third in his last four games.

And Azpilicueta and team-mate Timo Werner also took to social media after the game to speak of their delight at the result.

Before the Blues can rubber-stamp their European progression, they must first return to business in the Premier League though.

A trip across London to Crystal Palace awaits for Chelsea on Saturday afternoon (5.30pm), with Tuchel's side now a point behind West Ham in the race for top-four in the Premier League.

It's shaping up to be a mouthwatering finale on that front, too, as five clubs from the Hammers down are separated by the same number of points - with eight matches left to play.

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