UEFA Champions League: Galatasaray vs Chelsea preview


Galatasaray's Didier Drogba will face his former club Chelsea for the first time as the two teams clash in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. Drogba is a legend among the Chelsea fans after securing Champions League glory for the club in the 2012 final against Bayern Munich. The Ivorian striker has scored 157 goals in 341 appearances for the Stamford Bridge club. This season he has scored 12 goals in all competitions.

Chelsea have qualified as winners of Group E with just three goals conceded in the group stage. Their defence is very tight in the Premier League as well, they have let in just one goal in the last five games. The Blues are top of the table after a 1-0 win over Everton last Saturday but striker Samuel Eto'o insists the team have to focus on every game. "We have never thought that we can't win the title, but Jose Mourinho came to Chelsea to do big things for the long run which he is trying to do," Eto'o said. "We players believe that it is possible but at the same time it is not our mission. Right now we are not thinking about other teams or the end of the season, we are just focused on our next game and that is Galatasaray."

Galatasaray are currently sitting second in the Turkish Super Lig behind Fenerbahce and coach Roberto Mancini is aiming to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League for a second successive season. Chelsea's only ever visit at Galatasaray was back in 1999 and the Blues won 5-0 thanks to goals from Tore Andre Flo, Gianfranco Zola, Dennis Wise and Gabriele Ambrosetti.

Here are the odds for the match at Bet365:

Galatasaray win - 10/3
Draw - 5/2
Chelsea win - 19/20

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