The duo fired goals to knock down Porto in Wednesday’s quarter-final clash, putting them on par with several club heroes
Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell parried Frank Lampard and John Terry in one aspect, after the Chelsea duo fired the Blues one step away from the Champions League semi-finals.
Chelsea beat Porto 2-0 in Seville on Wednesday, with both shots counting as away goals, despite a tie in neutral.
Chelsea are just one game away from the Champions League semi-finals and the pair of English stars are leading in triumph on Wednesday.
Matching Lampard and Terry
Mount’s goal came in the 32nd minute, giving Chelsea the lead and a vital away goal in the first half, while the midfielder became the youngest scorer ever at the club in a UEFA Champions League knockout match at 22 years and 87 days.
With the goal, Mount scored more goals in all competitions for Thomas Tuchel than any other Chelsea player, with five.
Chilwell’s goal was scored in the second half, ensuring that Chelsea won consecutive knockout away matches in the Champions League for the first time since April 2004, led by Claudio Ranieri
With goals, the duo became the first pair of English players to score for Chelsea in a Champions League match since the aforementioned Lampard and Terry did so against Napoli in March 2012.
Chelsea, of course, continued to win the Champions League final that season, defeating Bayern Munich in the final.
What did Mount say?
“We knew it was going to be a tough game. We kept going, we scored in the first half and secured a good win in the second,” he told BT Sport . “It’s only half a tie, there’s one more leg left.
“It was about time [my first Champions League goal] came. I waited patiently. It was a good time to come. Good dog Jorginha, I had space and I hit him.
“I’m always working on it. I don’t think you can work on it enough. I think I can improve on that and score more goals.
“He [Ben Chilwell] showed great composure. I thought he was going to shoot in front of goal, but he passed next to the goalkeeper. He will buzz about it.
“After the game with West Brom, we put it behind us. We took a brief look at it the next day and moved on. We entered this game with full focus, 100% commitment to win.
“The job is not over. He will fight for the next section and we will have to do our best. We will be ready.”