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It wasn't all plain sailing for Chelsea.
It could have been the mid-week trip to Istanbul—3,000 miles for a Wednesday night game is always a shock to the system.
Though the game against Galatasaray brought more challenges than just distance: a torrid atmosphere, and a trip to one of the world's most bustling 24-hour cities.
But, if truth be told, Chelsea have looked this way for a while.
It was the case much of the match in Turkey, and certainly in the preceding league game against Everton.
With Blues out of both domestic cups, it is tricky to blame fixture congestion. So what gives?
Could it be that Jose Mourinho is right, and that his squad just doesn't have the depth it needs right now?