In the next two days, the remaining representatives from the Premier League will play their first games in the Round of 16 phase of the Champions League. The current league leaders, Chelsea, travel to east, knowing that apart from warmer temperature, they will have to expect also a warm welcome from fans in Istanbul.
Chelsea are going to Istanbul, where they will also have a very special welcome from both Galatasaray fans and their former teammate, Didier Drogba. Although Chelsea is a favorite to advance to next phase of the competition, it will be very strange for many of the players to play against one of best strikers in history of the Premier League. On the other side, Turkish fans are known to spend the entire night outside of the hotel, where the away team is located and make all kinds of noises so they can’t get enough sleep. We will see if Luiz, Willian and the rest of the guys will be fresh for their game, but apparently they all got a good sleep on Sunday, after victory against Everton in dying minutes of match.
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