• 26 Feb 2014, Kick Off 7:45pm
  • Ref: Carlos Velasco Carballo
  • Competition: Champions League
  • Türk Telekom Arena, Istanbul
Galatasaray
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Chelsea
64' Aurélien Chedjou
 
Result
9' Fernando Torres
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    • 1Cech
    • 2Ivanovic
    • 24Cahill
    • 26Terry
    • 28Azpilicueta
    • 7Ramires
    • 8Lampard
    • 17Hazard
    • 22Willian
    • 14Schürrle
    • 9Torres

    Galatasaray

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-2-2
    • 25 F. Muslera
    • 27 E. Ebou
    • 21 A. Chedjou
    • 22 H. Balta (Kaya '45)
    • 15 A. Telles
    • 3 F. Melo
    • 10 W. Sneijder
    • 14 I. Hajrovic (Kurtulus '31)
    • 8 S. Inan
    • 17 B. Yilmaz
    • 11 D. Drogba (Bulut '80)

    Chelsea

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 1 P. Cech
    • 2 B. Ivanovic
    • 24 G. Cahill
    • 26 J. Terry
    • 28 C. Azpilicueta
    • 7 R. Santos do Nascimento
    • 8 F. Lampard
    • 17 E. Hazard (dos Santos Emboaba Junior '92)
    • 22 W. Borges Da Silva
    • 14 A. Schürrle (Mikel '67)
    • 9 F. Torres (Eto'o '68)
    Substitutes
    • 35 Y. Kurtulus
    • 19 U. Bulut
    • 26 S. Kaya
    • 6 C. Gülselam
    • 86 U. Ceylan
    • 52 E. Colak
    • 55 S. Sarioglu
    Substitutes
    • 29 S. Eto'o
    • 3 A. Cole
    • 12 J. Mikel
    • 19 D. Ba
    • 23 M. Schwarzer
    • 33 T. Kalas
    • 11 O. dos Santos Emboaba Junior
    • 1 Goals 1
    • 0 First Half Goals 1
    • 4 Shots On Target 4
    • 7 Shots Off Target 4
    • 1 Hit Woodwork 0
    • 1 Yellow Cards 4
    • 20 Fouls 18
    • 1 Offsides 2
    • 2 Hand Balls 1
    • 58.2 Possession % 41.8
    • 492 Total Passes 361
    • 412 Accurate Passes 269
    • 22 Crosses 12
    • 7 Accurate Crosses 4
    • 7 Corners 3
    • 15 Tackles Won 14
    • 19 Total Tackles 18
    • 1 Blocks 0
    • 0 Blocked Scoring Attempts 1
    • 21 Interceptions 12
    • 27 Clearances 39
    • 27 Effective Clearances 39
    • 14 Headed Clearances 23
    • 3 Keeper Saves 3
    • 9 Keeper Throws 1
    • 9 Accurate Keeper Throws 1
    • 6 Goal Kicks 6
    • 4 Accurate Goal Kicks 5

    Galatasaray v Chelsea… LIVE!

    Probable Lineups:

    Galatasaray (4-2-3-1): Muslera, Sari, Kaya, Balta, Telles, Gulselam, Inan, Melo, Sneijder, Yilmaz, Drogba

    There will be many faces reuniting in a tense clash in Turkey, but it is Didier Drogba who dominates the headlines when he faces the club he won the Champions League with back in 2012.  The Turkish champions possess another former player of Mourinho in Wesley Sneijder – also winning the coveted prize with Inter Milan – and the two stars’ wealth of experience will be vital tonight. Roberto Mancini’s men knocked Juventus out in the last group stage match-day and will be confident of a result against a Chelsea side looking to take a clean sheet back to the Bridge.  

    Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Lampard, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Eto’o

    Jose Mourinho has been all over the newspapers when a clip of him criticizing his own strikers circled the internet. Whether it was all mind games remains to be seen, as the Premier League leaders look to continue their mission in making Mourinho the first manager to win three Champions Leagues with three different clubs.  Namanja Matic is ineligible to start this game being cup-tied so Frank Lampard should get the nod to partner Ramires in center of midfield.  Samuel Eto’o is Mourinho’s striker of choice and looks likely to be chosen over Fernando Torres.

    What the fans are saying…

     

     

     

    Remember this?

    Chelsea went to Turkey in the group stages of the 1999/2000 competition and thrashed them 5-0.  What’s the odds of history repeating itself?

    Danger Man

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    It’s on the tips of everyone’s tongue, it is none other than Didier Drogba.  The powerful striker is the man for the big occasion and although he loves his old club dearly, the Ivorian will want to show Chelsea what they’re missing.

    Stats to get you head around…

    Galatasaray vs. Chelsea: An Alternative Preview

    Chelsea have won their two previous competitive encounters with Galatasaray, both in the Champions League group stages in 1999/00 (6 goals for, 0 against).

    Chelsea are the only English team to have beaten Galatasaray on their own soil in the Champions League, back in October 1999 (0-5). It’s the Blues’ biggest away win the competition.

    This is the second consecutive season in which Galatasaray have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League. They were eventually knocked out by Real Madrid in the quarter finals last season.

    Chelsea have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League for the 10th time in the last 11 seasons.

    Galatasaray have only lost one of their last seven Champions League home games (4 wins, 2 draws), that was against Real Madrid in this season’s group stages (1-6).

    Galatasaray have conceded 14 goals in the Champions League this season, the highest tally among the 16 teams who have reached the knockout stages.

    Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six Champions League knockout games (4 wins, 2 draws).

    Chelsea have only conceded three goals in the Champions League this season, the best defensive tally alongside Atletico Madrid and Manchester Utd.

    This game will pit together the top scoring African players in the history of the Champions League: Didier Drogba (42 goals) and Samuel Eto’o (29). This season, Drogba has scored or assisted 62.5% of Galatasaray’s goals in the competition.

    Drogba scored 34 goals with Chelsea (5 with Marseille and 3 for Galatasaray). He’s Chelsea’s top scorer in the competition.

    Wesley Sneijder has scored three goals in his last four Champions League games at home.

    Fernando Torres has scored five goals in his last four Champions League starts.