Galatasaray v Chelsea Odds, Live Stream Schedule & Team News as Champions League glory beckons for Mourinho

Latest Galatasaray v Chelsea odds, live streaming schedule and team news as Jose Mourinho looks for a vital Champions League away advantage in Turkey (KO 19:45 GMT).

Chelsea and Galatasaray meet at the Turk Telecom Arena later today in the knock out stages of the Champions league.

With much of the focus based on the reunion between Mourinho, Chelsea and their former star Didier Drogba it is also easy to forget that a quarter-final place in Europe’s premier competition is up for grabs.



Galatasaray 3/1, draw 11/5, Chelsea evs
Hazard to score/Chelsea win – 4/1
Drogba to score/Galatasaray win – 8/1
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All eyes will be on the Ivorian star but with stars such as Burak Yilmaz, former Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo, Hamit Altintop and Fernando Muslera in their squad there is plenty to trouble the Londoners.

In addition to Drogba, Wesley Sneijder is another face that will be familiar to Jose Mourinho.

The pair won multiple titles under the Portuguese manager but will try to plot his downfall on Wednesday.

Dutch star Sneijder believes that the pair’s insight into the manager and the Chelsea will prove invaluable to Galatasaray manager Roberto Mancini.

“Mourinho knows us well and that is an advantage but the same applies for us, we know Mourinho very well, perhaps better than the Chelsea players know us” He said.

“Chelsea is a great side, everybody has to accept that, but if we show the same spirit we did against Juventus, we could achieve another big result.”

The pair last met in Turkey in the 99/00 season when goals from Tore Andre Flo (2), Gianfranco Zola, Denis Wise and Gabriele Ambrosetti saw the Blues run out 5-0 winners and a similar result midweek would see the Blues reach the quarter-finals for the 9th time.

Chelsea will head into the game on the back of a hard fought 1-0 win over Everton, a result that saw the club maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League.

Galatasaray meanwhile beat Besiktas 1-0 to move above their opponents into second in the Turkish Super Lig.

Chelsea will head into the game without the ineligible Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah while Oscar and Frank Lampard could drop to the bench after starting against Everton with David Luiz, Ramires and John Obi Mikel tipped to feature in midfield.

Galatasaray meanwhile are sweating over the fitness of defender Gokhan Zan and Hakan Balta with Mancini hoping the influential pair will be available.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.