Galatasaray vs Chelsea – 10 Vital Statistics


This match is all about one man: Didier Drogba. Will the Galatasaray man come back to haunt Chelsea? Joe Short has all the stats...

10. Chelsea and Galatasaray have met just twice in Europe, during the 1999/2000 Champions League. The Blues won both fixtures and are 1.95 to claim another victory.

 

9. Chelsea beat Galatasaray 5-0 in Turkey the last time these sides met – Tore-Andre Flo netting two of 12 European goals during his Blues career. A repeat scoreline is available at 65.00.

 

8. Galatasaray’s Didier Drogba faces his old side for the first time on Wednesday night. The striker scored 157 goals in 341 games for Chelsea between 2004 and 2012 (a goal every 2.1 games). Drogba is 15.00 to net twice.

 

Watch Chelsea beat Galatasaray 5-0 in October 1999:

 

7. Galatasaray have not lost in 11 games, since a 4-1 defeat at Real Madrid in the Champions League group stage. They are 1.88 to win/draw on the Double Chance.

 

6. Roberto Mancini’s side have won their last three home games while keeping clean sheets. They are 6.50 to win without conceding.

 

5. Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Everton last Saturday was the 15th time this season the Blues have won without scoring over two goals. They are 4.50 to net +2.5 goals on Wednesday.

 

4. John Terry’s last-minute winner at the weekend was the defender’s third goal in 32 appearances this season. The former England captain is 9.00 to net again.

 

3. Only one team has scored in nine of last 11 matches involving Chelsea. The Blues are 3.00 to win without conceding.

 

2. Umut Bulut is Galatasaray’s top scorer in Europe this season with three goals, despite recording just five shots. Didier Drogba, meanwhile, has two goals from 16 shots. Bulut is 4.90 to score.


1. Demba Ba, Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto’o all have two goals for Chelsea in Europe this season. The trio average a goal every 3.1 shots. Eto’o is the 5.75 match favourite to score first.