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Chelsea travel to the Ali Sami Yen Stadium on February 25 to take on Roberto Mancini's Galatasaray.
The Turkish side have suffered two hefty defeats this season in Europe, against Jose Mourinho's old side Real Madrid—where they conceded 10 goals and scored two over two games.
However, Galatasaray are a side in good form right now. Without a defeat in the Turkish Super Lig since November 27, Mancini's team also beat Juventus 1-0 at the last time of asking in the Champions League.
The Blues, on the other hand, lost to Manchester City in the FA Cup on Saturday and could only draw with West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League during the week. Last time playing away in the Champions League, Mourinho also experienced defeat at the hands of FC Basel.
There are added subplots to this tie—with Didier Drogba (former Chelsea) and Wesley Sneijder (former Inter Milan) lining up against their old manager's side.
Chelsea's strike options are already limited and they could be without Fernando Torres (injury) and new signings Mohamed Salah and Nemanja Matic, who are not eligible to play.
It looks like it is going to be a tight affair and we can't see the first leg producing much in the way of goals.
Prediction: 0-0 (first leg)