Galatasaray v Chelsea factfile

25 February 2014 01:17

Factfile on Galatasaray and Chelsea ahead of the Champions League last 16, first leg tie between the clubs on Wednesday:

Form: After a slow start to Jose Mourinho's second spell in charge at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are now looking much more like their old selves. A run of 12 games unbeaten has taken them to the top of the Premier League, a point clear of Arsenal, and they showed superb battling spirit to conjure up a stoppage-time winner against Everton at the weekend. Galatasaray's fight to win a third successive Turkish title has been boosted by a sequence of 11 games without losing, including a 1-0 weekend win against Istanbul rivals Besiktas. They remain second to Fenerbahce in their domestic table, but Roberto Mancini was brought in to help achieve success in Europe, and he made a decent start by taking them through to the last 16 at the expense of Juventus.


Galatasaray - Roberto Mancini (ITA) -- 49 yrs

Chelsea - Jose Mourinho (POR) -- 51 yrs

Leading scorers in all competitions:

Galatasaray - Burak Yilmaz (12 goals)

Chelsea - Eden Hazard (13 goals)

Domestic league performance:

Galatasaray - Second in the Turkish Super Lig, three points behind bitter rivals Fenerbahce having played a game more

Chelsea - Top of the Premier League, a point clear of Arsenal and three ahead of Manchester City, who have a game in hand

Group stage performances:

Galatasaray - Second in Group B behind Real Madrid

Chelsea - Winners of Group E ahead of Schalke 04

European Cup/Champions League best performances:

Galatasaray - semi-finals 1988/89

Chelsea - winners 2012

Other honours:

Galatasaray - 19 x Turkish champions, 14 x Turkish Cup winners, 1 x UEFA Cup winners, 1 x European Super Cup winners

Chelsea - 4 x English champions, 7 x FA Cup winners, 4 x League Cup winners, 1 x Europa League winners, 2 x Cup Winners' Cup winners, 1 x European Super Cup winners

Previous meetings:

Galatasaray 0-5 Chelsea - 1999/2000 first group stage

Chelsea 1-0 Galatasaray - 1999/2000 first group stage

Source: AFP

World Cup Group G

Pos Team Pld Pts
- Belgium 0 0
- Panama 0 0
- Tunisia 0 0
- England 0 0