The Galatasaray vs. Chelsea 2014 live stream and televised soccer game arrives on Wednesday afternoon for United States viewers to enjoy. This is one of the top matchups of the next few days featuring two opponents ready to bring it all to the field. In this latest TV and live stream UEFA Champions League 2014 matchup from the schedule, the action will take place at Turk Telekom Arena as the two squads meet in an intense battle with plenty of pride and bragging rights on the line.
According to a UEFA.com report, today’s matchup puts the spotlight on Galatasaray AS side’s Wesley Sneijder, who formerly played for manager Jose Mourinho. Today they’ll be on opposing sides, with one hoping to end the other’s quest for a Champions League victory in 2014. In previous action, Sneijder scored in a group stage 85th-minute winner to help push Galatasaray forward against Juventus. Today’s game will have a much different feel to it for the midfielder though.
In terms of the attitude heading into this game Sneijder told the media:
"This will be a very important game but also a very nice one to play. It's amazing what we have achieved. Now we are here, we want more. It will be difficult. We feel confident as we had a good result at the weekend. We have to go for it and have to believe in it. Playing these games is good for the players at this level."
So far in this tournament, Chelsea has 8 goals scored on 69 total attempts, after controlling possession 54% of the time. Galatasaray has controlled possession for 51% of their matchups, scoring 8 goals on 66 attempts. The two teams are nearly even when it comes to fouls committed, with about 80 each, while Chelsea has 80 fouls suffered compared to 70 for their opponent today. After the group stages, Chelsea led Group E with 12 total points, while Galtasaray was second in Group B with 7 points, behind leader Real Madrid (15 points).
As far as injuries go today, both sides have players who are ruled out for various issues. Galatasaray’s side will be without Aydin Yilmaz due to ankle issues, while Chelsea is without Van Ginkel because of knee problems. Meanwhile David Luiz (hip) and Mikel and Oscar (both unspecified) are doubtful for Chelsea. The same goes for Galtasaray’s Chedjou (groin), Gokhan Zan (hamstring), Hakan Balta (thigh) and Hamit Altintop (back).
As far as betting odds, Chelsea is at 5/4 to win today’s game, with Galatasaray at 31/10. A draw is set around 12/5 at various sports books. This game is part of the first leg of the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League.
Wednesday afternoon's Galatasaray vs. Chelsea matchup has a scheduled start time of 2:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time for United States viewers. This matchup can be seen on television on Fox Sports 1 as part of their Round of 16 first leg coverage. In addition, many cable and satellite customers can log in on the Fox Sports Go website or apps to see today's soccer game live streaming online. See more info here for how to watch online as these two teams battle it out.