Two supporters were attacked on the eve of the last-16 first-leg.
Two Chelsea fans were stabbed on Tuesday night in Istanbul ahead of the club’s Champions League last-16 first-leg with Turkish champions Galatasaray.
There were clashes around Taksin Square as trouble flared at a bar often frequented by English fans when in the country.
There is currently political and social unrest in Turkey as many rally against the government and more protests are expected before the match between the Blues and Gala.
Supporters from west London had been warned about potential trouble in the nation after fans of Galatasaray and Besiktas had clashed before their Istanbul derby on Saturday.
It’s not the first time English fans have been stabbed in Turkey, as two Leeds United supporters were killed in 2000 before the Lily Whites’ UEFA Cup semi-final.
On the pitch Jose Mourinho’s men go into the game as favourites having progressed from the group stage as winners, whilst Gala only scraped through courtesy of a late goal against Juventus.
The match will see Didier Drogba play against the club he won 10 major trophies with in eight years for the first time since leaving in 2012.
Drogba’s last act before departing Stamford Bridge was to score the penalty that secured the three-time Premier League winners the Champions League trophy for the first time in their history.
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