Chelsea’s route to the Champions League final

Chelsea face Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the Blues’ route to their first final since lifting the trophy in 2012.

Group stage (Chelsea 14pts, Sevilla 13, Krasnodar 5, Rennes 1)

Chelsea came under pressure straight away thanks to a goalless home draw with Sevilla, but Frank Lampard’s side quickly came good. A 4-0 win in Krasnodar was backed up by a 3-0 home victory over Rennes. A hard-fought 2-1 win in Rennes then teed up the crucial result in the group – a 4-0 thrashing of Sevilla, where Olivier Giroud bagged all the goals.

Last 16: Atletico Madrid (won 3-0 on aggregate)

Chelsea v Atletico Madrid – UEFA Champions League – Round of 16 – Second Leg – Stamford Bridge
Hakim Ziyech, pictured, scoring a crucial goal as Chelsea saw off Atletico Madrid (Adam Davy/PA)

Quarter-finals: Porto (won 2-1 on aggregate)

First-leg goals from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell proved enough to send Chelsea through, despite Porto winning the second leg 1-0. Tuchel’s men coped manfully with Porto’s stifling tactics in the all-important first leg, with Mount and Chilwell netting in some style. And that advantage wound up proving decisive, even though Mehdi Taremi’s acrobatic overhead kick in added time meant Porto won the second leg.

Semi-finals: Real Madrid (Won 3-1 on aggregate)

Chelsea v Real Madrid – UEFA Champions League – Semi Final – Second Leg – Stamford Bridge
Chelsea’s players bundle over Mason Mount after his crucial goal against Real Madrid (Adam Davy/PA)

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