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Eto'o picked ahead of Torres for Chelsea against Galatasaray

ESPN staff
March 18, 2014

Samuel Eto'o has been selected as the man to lead the Chelsea line ahead of Fernando Torres as they aim to overcome Galatasaray in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Frank Lampard also returns to the side, with Chelsea looking to bounce back from the shock defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday.

For Galatasaray, Didier Drogba returns to Stamford Bridge for the first time since leaving Chelsea in 2012 and is picked by former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini for the reigning Turkish champions.

The Ivorian converted the winning penalty in the shootout of the 2012 final against Bayern Munich to help Chelsea lift the Champions League for the first time in their history.

The match is tied at 1-1 following the first leg in Turkey, where Chelsea scored an early goal through Torres and failed to capitalise on their dominance, with Galatasaray scoring in the second half to level the encounter.

Chelsea starting XI: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Lampard, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Eto'o.

Substitutes: Schwarzer, Kalas, David Luiz, Mikel, Schurrle, Ba, Torres.

Galatasaray starting XI: Muslera, Eboue, Semih, Chedjou, Telles, Yekta, Melo, Selcuk, Sneijder, Burak, Drogba.

Substitutes: Ufuk, Burdisso, Ceyhun, Hajrovic, Umut, Hakan, Sabri.

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