Azpilicueta encouraged by Chelsea's progress

14 April 2021 18:46:41 GMTPlus10

Cesar Azpilicueta has his sights set on the FA Cup final after Chelsea booked their place in the Champions League semi-finals despite losing 1-0 to Porto in Seville.

The Blues reached the final four of the competition for the first time in seven years despite a late overhead kick from Porto striker Mehdi Taremi.

Chelsea went into Tuesday's tie with a 2-0 lead from the first leg, and their goal was barely threatened until the final few minutes.

Thomas Tuchel's side will now play either Liverpool or Real Madrid in the next round, but their attention now turns to Saturday's FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City at Wembley.

Chelsea have only lost two of their 18 games under Tuchel's stewardship, and defender Azpilicueta says his side need to focus on the task at hand and not get distracted by their European adventure.

He told the club's official website: "We will see who we are going to play against. When you are into the best four teams in Europe, everything's going to be difficult, and they are obviously two games where we are going to give everything because we know we have a chance.

"Now we have to focus on the FA Cup semi-final we have on Saturday, and we have to go step by step. The team is improving, we have a lot of quality, a lot of numbers in the squad, and everybody is fighting hard to get into the team."

Chelsea are 16/5 to beat Man City on Saturday and 8/15 to win the FA Cup outright.

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