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The Blues goalkeeper says he is excited ahead of the Champions League tie against Galatasaray but has urged his team-mates to be careful of how they defend against the Ivorian

Petr Cech insists Chelsea must be aware of Didier Drogba’s threat ahead of the club’s Champions League tie against Galatasaray on Wednesday.
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Jose Mourinho’s men travel to Turkey for the first leg of their round-of-16 fixture, while Drogba faces his former side for the first time since he departed in June 2012.

Drogba won 10 honours during his time at Chelsea and ended his eight-year spell at Stamford Bridge by netting the penalty kick against Bayern Munich which won the club their only Champions League trophy.

"It's a new situation for us," said Cech.

"Didier was with us for nine years and a huge part of our team, a successful team, in that time. It's the first time he'll be playing against us.

"We know how important he is for Galatasaray, how big a player he is, so we have to be careful how we play against him and make sure he doesn't score.

"I'm excited because it's a play-off game in the Champions League, and that's always a big challenge for every player.

"Everyone knows the atmosphere here. I've never played here myself, it's my first time - so let's see."