So it was mixed fortunes for the English in last nights Champions League quarter-final 1st legs.
Manchester City won the battle of the young strikers, but only just and not without controversy and Liverpool lost comfortably against Real and the home leg without supporters is looking highly unlikely to return a change in fortunes.
Our team did much better, however. Thankfully, Haaland didn't score the first goal but there were a few of you got the 2-1 scoreline. Full details at the end but for now, we are going back to the Champions League for the game between...
FC Porto have battled to get this far and they will be very wary of a Chelsea side that got hammered by 5-2 by West Brom at the weekend and of course, Chelsea will have a point to prove. Chelsea have no new injuries to report and have Christian Pulisic and N'Golo Kante. Tammy Abrahams may also be available but Tuchel is playing things a little close to his chest!
Chelsea are actually strong favourites with the bookies to take this, generally 3/4 on is the best you can get but I'm not so sure...
Prediction: FC Porto 1 : 1 Chelsea - First Goalscorer: Giroud
Simply write the name of the FIRST GOALSCORER and the CORRECT SCORE as a comment. The competition closes 5 minutes before kick-off which is 20.00 BST
The Small Print
In the first goalscorer competition, own goals do not count. In the correct score competition, it's the score after 90mins. Extra time and penalties do not count and the pot for each competition will roll over if there is no winner. If more than one person chooses the same first goalscorer or correct score, the prize is shared and everyone gets a little upvote! It seems I also need to add, one entry per person. Don't forget the new rule that only people with a rep of 45 or above are eligible to enter unless they have been approved. The bonus will be added to any winnings ONLY if Leeds United win and/or Man U lose and all payouts will never exceed 50% of post payout. Other bonuses paid out at my discretion.
The Winners were...
Well done to @hykss.sports, @chrisparis and @harpreetjanda who share the 7k pot and take home 2350+500 tokens each. Another player did actually get the result but as they couldn't even be bothered to google a player for first goalscorer, I can't be bothered to give them tokens.
We're still missing a few players so if you see them around on your travels, please give them a nudge!