Galatasaray expert: They may look to get Chelsea stars sent off!

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Graeme Souness believes Jose Mourinho's Blues should be wary about reacting versus Galatasaray.

Chelsea must compete with a cool head on Tuesday evening when they take on Galatasaray at home just three days after having two players sent off during their unsuccessful Premier League clash against Aston Villa, where they ended a 14-game unbeaten streak due to their 1-0 loss at Villa Park.

That is the opinion of Liverpool legend and three-time Champions League winner Graeme Souness who has an intimate knowledge of fiery Gala having bossed the club for one season and instantly booking himself cult hero status for planting their flag in the centre of heated rivals Fenerbahce's pitch, nearly sparking a riot.

Speaking of the respective dismissals of Willian and Ramires at the weekend, Souness wrote on his Sky Sports column that: "They had two players sent off in that match and I'm sure Galatasaray will be looking to try and rattle Chelsea's players again at Stamford Bridge, but that's nothing unique to this match.

"I think Chelsea will come into the game full of anger and determination to put the weekend behind them because they will feel they were harshly treated at Villa Park."

Galatasaray may well be lacking self-belief, comments Souness, as they were also registered a disappointing result in their domestic division: "Galatasaray didn't have a good result at the weekend, drawing with Karabükspor and will not come into the game full of confidence.

"They are not on fire right now and I think Chelsea are big favourites. It should be a cagey game because Chelsea are a cagey team. They have a group of players that have experience and they all know what they are doing. They don't like chasing games and they won't do that. But they are at home and I fully expect them to be on the front foot for the vast majority of the game and to go through."

Much has been made about the reception star striker Didier Drogba may enjoy at SW6 as the Ivorian is largely regarded to be the club's finest striker in their entire history and, while he can "still be cute", Drogba lacks his former athleticism.

"Galatasaray are not without a threat; especially the obvious one. It's maybe written in the stars that Didier Drogba will score at Stamford Bridge and I certainly don't think the occasion will get to him.

"Even though Drogba can't run around with the same athleticism that he did five years ago, he can still be cute and clever and he boasts that sixth sense that all great strikers have. He is an obvious threat, but I still think that overall Chelsea will have too much for them."

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