Updated: Thursday, 27 February 2014 03:22 | By Agence France-Presse

Torres leads Chelsea line in Istanbul

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho chose Fernando Torres to spearhead his attack in the Champions League last 16 first-leg match against Galatasaray at the Turk Telecom Arena on Wednesday.


Torres leads Chelsea line in Istanbul

Chelsea`s head coach Jose Mourinho attends a press conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 football match between Galatasaray and Chelsea on February 25, 2014, at the Kasimpasa training ground in Istanbul - by Ozan Kose

The introduction of the Spaniard meant that Samuel Eto'o was left on the bench and was one of three changes made by Mourinho following the 1-0 weekend win against Everton in the Premier League.

There were also starts for Ramires and for Andre Schuerrle, with Nemanja Matic ineligible and Oscar only on the bench after coming off early due to an ankle problem on Saturday.

Gary Cahill partnered John Terry in central defence with David Luiz not even on the bench.

Galatasaray welcomed back Aurelien Chedjou in their defence after a groin problem, while Didier Drogba led the line against his old club alongside Burak Yilmaz, their leading scorer.

Starting line-ups

Galatasaray (4-2-2-2)

Fernando Muslera; Emmanuel Eboue, Aurelien Chedjou, Hakan Balta, Alex Telles; Felipe Melo, Selcuk Inan (capt); Izet Hajrovic, Wesley Sneijder; Burak Yilmaz, Didier Drogba

Chelsea (4-2-3-1)

Petr Cech; Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry (capt), Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta; Ramires, Frank Lampard; Willian, Andre Schuerrle, Eden Hazard; Fernando Torres

Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

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