Chelsea v Galatasaray Odds, Match Preview, Team News as Blues look to progress in Champions League clash at The Bridge
Latest Chelsea v Galatasaray odds, live streaming schedule plus team news and match preview of the Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge tonight (KO 19:45).
Chelsea will aim to bounce back from their disappointing defeat to Aston Villa when they take on Galatasaray in the 2nd leg of their Champions League leg tie.
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The Blues saw their lead at the top of the Premier League reduced to just four points when Fabian Delph finished with aplomb, the defeat further compounded when Willian and Ramires both saw red.
The good news for manager Jose Mourinho is that the pair will be both be available for the clash with the Turkish side although Ashley Cole is expected to miss out with a knee injury.
David Luiz is also fit after recent groin troubles and the Brazilian could come into the middle of the park to replace the ineligible Nemanja Matic.
Mo Salah is also available after featuring for Basle earlier in the competition while Frank Lampard could return after sitting out the clash with Villa.
With Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Spurs all failing to impress in their European clashes, there is real chance for Chelsea to fly the English flag and they will fancy their chances against a Galatasaray side that failed to win away in the group stages.
Defeats to Real Madrid and Copenhagen followed on from a 2-2 draw in Turin with Juventus making it just four away wins in their 19 European games on the road.
However with players off the calibre of Felipe Melo and Selcuk Inan they have the potential to cause Chelsea problems, while they also boast in the ranks the considerable talents of former Blues star Didier Drogba.
The Ivory Coast forward is set to receive a warm welcome from the homes fan following 8 successful seasons with the Londoners and Drogba admitted running on the Stamford Bridge grass will be an emotional experience.
“I had mixed feelings,” he told UEFA.com, speaking about facing Chelsea.
“First of all I was happy to play against my ex-club, against my friends. But at the same time it is a very special moment because I do not know what my reaction will be.
“You know that I spent eight years at Chelsea, so I really don’t know. I am quite apprehensive about it.”
Galatasaray will head into the game on the back of some good recent form in the league. The club are just five points off leaders Fenerbahce and are unbeaten in their last 14 league games.