Chelsea welcome former hero Didier Drogba and his new club Galatasaray to the Stamford Bridge for the second-leg of the Round of 16 in the Champions League. Jose Mourinho’s men hold a 1-1 away-goal advantage and if they show the same cutting edge from the first-leg, there’s no stopping Chelsea progressing to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. To catch the Chelsea vs Galatasaray Live Streaming, click here.
1- Chelsea are unbeaten against Galatasaray (W2 D1), scoring seven goals and conceding only one.
2- Chelsea are unbeaten in their last seven Champions League knock-out games (W4, D3).
3- Chelsea have only conceded four goals in the Champions League this season, only Atletico Madrid have shipped fewer.
4- Didier Drogba has scored more goals than any other player at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League (17).
1- Galatasaray have conceded 15 goals in the Champions League this season, the highest tally among the 16 teams who have reached the knockout stages.
2- Galatasaray have never won in England in eight trips in all competitions (D3 L5).
PAST THREE MEETINGS
Galatasaray 1 (Chedjou) Chelsea 1 (Torres), Champions League, February 2014.
Galatasaray 0 Chelsea 5 (Flo 2, Zola, Wise, Ambrosetti), Champions League, October 1999
Chelsea 1 Galatasaray 0 (Petrescu), September 1999
The Turkish giants defeated Juventus in their group to reach the Round of 16. “We did a miracle in the group,” Roberto Mancini said. “Now we are here, we know it’s really difficult because Chelsea are one of the best teams in Europe. But, in football, never say never. Anything can happen. Believe in yourself. We have to do our job. If they beat us, it’ll be because they are better. But we have to try.” Can Mancini outwit Mourinho?
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