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Chelsea v Galatasaray

Form: Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea are well placed to progress to the quarter-finals after coming away from the first leg in Istanbul last month with a 1-1 draw. Fernando Torres scored for the Londoners at the Turk Telecom Arena before Aurelian Chedjou earned Galatasaray the draw that their second-half performance deserved. Mourinho’s playing down of his side’s Premier League title prospects didn’t look so fanciful when they went down to a surprise 1-0 defeat to struggling Aston Villa on Saturday, the London side’s first defeat in 15 games. Mourinho has been equally reluctant to talk up their European hopes. Galatasaray may be the outsiders, but their form is good — an inconsequential Cup defeat at Elazigspor is their only reverse in their last 23 games.


Chelsea – Jose Mourinho (POR) – 51 yrs

Galatasaray – Roberto Mancini (ITA) – 49 yrs

Leading scorers in all competitions:

Chelsea – Eden Hazard (14 goals)

Galatasaray – Didier Drogba (14 goals)

Domestic league performance:

Chelsea – Top of the Premier League, four points clear of Arsenal and Liverpool with both having a game in hand on the leaders.

Galatasaray – Friday’s 0-0 draw at Karabukspor and Fenerbahce’s 2-1 win over Erciyesspor on Sunday left them third, eight points adrift

Group stage performances:

Chelsea – Winners of Group E ahead of Schalke 04

Galatasaray – Second in Group B behind Real Madrid

European Cup/Champions League best performances:

Chelsea – winners 2012

Galatasaray – semi-finals 1988/89

Other honours:

Chelsea – 4 x English champions, 7 x FA Cup winners, 4 x League Cup winners, 1 x Europa League winners, 2 x Cup Winners’ Cup winners, 1 x European Super Cup winners

Galatasaray – 19 x Turkish champions, 14 x Turkish Cup winners, 1 x UEFA Cup winners, 1 x European Super Cup winners

Previous meetings:

Galatasaray 0-5 Chelsea – 1999/2000 first group stage

Chelsea 1-0 Galatasaray – 1999/2000 first group stage

Galatasaray 1 Chelsea 1 – 2013/14 last 16 first leg