Chelsea Should Have Killed off Their Champions League Tie with Galatasaray

Ryan BaileyFeatured ColumnistFebruary 26, 2014

Chelsea come away from the Turk Telekom Arena with a hard-earned 1-1 draw, after Fernando Torres scored his fifth goal in six Champions League appearances and Aurelien Chedjou equalised in the second half. 

The Blues will be kicking themselves for not killing this tie off in the first half, when they dominated play, taking advantage of Roberto Mancini's bold high-pressing tactics. 

Gala switched formations in the second half and Mourinho's men found themselves in danger of losing the tie. However, they held on for a draw, marginalised the contributions of Mou's former charged Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder, and grabbed a vital away goal.  

After surviving a trip to the famously hostile climbs of Istanbul, The Blues should be able to complete the job int he return leg.


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