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Didier Drogba and Wesley Snejder
Didier Drogba and Wesley Snejder [Reuters]

Galatasaray face Chelsea in the last-16 first leg tie of the Champions League at the Turk Telekom Arena on Wednesday.

Where to Watch Live

The kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Galatasaray's performances since the end of the winter break have seen them go unbeaten in their last five matches and win three out of those in the Super Lig this year. They have scored 12 goals in those fixtures, managing to keep four clean sheets.

Roberto Mancini's side currently sit second in the league table with 44 points from 22 matches, trailing leaders Fenerbache by four points. In their previous league fixture the reigning Turkish champions defeated Besiktas 1-0 courtesy Selcuk Inan's strike from the penalty spot.

Galatasaray secured their progress into the last-16 of the Champions League finishing second in Group B with seven points after registering a 1-0 victory against Juventus in the last game of the previous round to send the Italian champions into the Europa League.

Meanwhile, Chelsea will be hoping to leave Turkey with a positive result and come into this game on the back of a 1-0 victory against Everton in the Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge last Saturday.

The west London club needed an injury time winner from skipper John Terry who managed to get on the end of a free-kick from Frank Lampard.

Chelsea John Terry Gary Cahill
John Terry and Gary Cahill [Reuters]

Jose Mourinho's side topped group E with 12 points edging Steaua Bucuresti 1-0 in the final group game. Earlier this month, Jose Mourinho's side were knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester City which leaves them with only Champions League and the league to play for in the current campaign. The Blues are on top of the league table with 60 points from 27 matches.

What Managers Say

Roberto Mancini: "Chelsea are one of the best teams in Europe. They've won the Champions League before [in 2012] and are always in the competition, but we need to fight against them and make use of home advantage. Chelsea are a young team, they are top of the Premier League. They have really good, fantastic players who can influence the outcome of a match. I believe Chelsea have an 80% chance of going through in this competition."

Jose Mourinho: "I like to play against the best and Galatasaray are the Turkish champions. This round is very important – anything is possible when you get to the quarter-finals, even if you are not favourites. We are not favourites as there are four or five teams who are above us in terms of their players and their status. But Chelsea won it when they were not favourites and I have won it twice when I have not been a favourite."

Betting Odds by

Team to score the most goals

Chelsea – 7/4

Galatasary – 5/1

Andre Schurrle to score at any time – Industry best 18/5

Umut Bulut to score at any time – Industry best 39/10

Izet Hajrovic to score at any time – Industry best 13/2

Hamit Altintop to score at any time – Industry best 10/1

Team Guide

Burak Yilmaz
Burak Yilmaz [Reuters]


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W D W W W
  • Last Result: Galatasaray 1-0 Besiktas


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L D W W
  • Last Result: Chelsea 1-0 Everton

Team News


  • Injured: Aurelien Chedjou (groin), Aydin Yilmaz (broken leg)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Muslera; Eboue, Nounkeu, Kaya; Altintop, Gulselam, Inan, Sneijder, Hazrovic; B Yilmaz, Drogba


  • Injured: Marco van Ginkel (knee), Nemanja Matic (ineligible), Mohamed Salah (ineligible)
  • Doubtful: Oscar (ankle), David Luiz (thigh), John Obi Mikel (knock)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Lampard, Wilian, Schurrle, Hazard; Eto'o