Help us! Galatasaray want QPR's Loftus Road as a training facility to plot Chelsea's Champions League last-16 exit

By Sami Mokbel

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Galatasaray want Chelsea's bitter rivals Queens Park Rangers to help them end Jose Mourinho's Champions League hopes.

The Turkish club travel to Stamford Bridge later this month for the second leg of their last-16 tie which is finely poised at 1-1.

In demand: Galatasaray want to train at QPR's Loftus Road ahead of their European second-leg vs Chelsea

In demand: Galatasaray want to train at QPR's Loftus Road ahead of their European second-leg vs Chelsea

Seeking permission: Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini has asked QPR if they can train at their Loftus Road

Seeking permission: Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini has asked QPR if they can train at their Loftus Road

Challenge: Chelsea's John Terry (right) tackles former teammate Didier Drogba (left) in the last-16 first-leg

Challenge: Chelsea's John Terry (right) tackles former teammate Didier Drogba (left) in the last-16 first-leg

And Roberto Mancini has requested permission from QPR to train at Loftus Road ahead of their clash on March 18.

 

The west London stadium is a popular training venue for leading teams when they are in London.
Bayern Munich recently held a light training session at Loftus Road ahead of their comfortable 2-0 win over Arsenal.

Fond memories: Drogba's final kick for Chelsea won them the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League against Bayern

Fond memories: Drogba's final kick for Chelsea won them the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League against Bayern

Popular choice: Bayern Munich trained at Loftus Road ahead of their 2-0 first-leg last-16 win at Arsenal

Popular choice: Bayern Munich trained at Loftus Road ahead of their 2-0 first-leg last-16 win at Arsenal

International pedigree: Five-time World Cup winners Brazil have also used Loftus Road in the past

International pedigree: Five-time World Cup winners Brazil have also used Loftus Road in the past

Barcelona, Manchester United and Brazil have also used the stadium to prepare for clashes in the capital in recent years.

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Wish you all the best Mancini. But we are Chelsea F.C. And Stamford bridge is our fortress. Train wherever you want. But we won't let you win. - aniruddha rao, Bangalore India, 05/03/2014 17:39 Says a Chelski "fan" from Bangalore!

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Incase you are still In 1960 Nigel, the world is a global village now and clubs can be supported from all over the globe.

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They can enlist the help of Warnock as well, if they feel the need. His lack of any eyebrows will certainly cause some consternation amongst the Turks:)

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QPR? Chelsea's rivals? Don't think so I always wish our smaller neighbours success, I think it's great when smaller clubs like the QPR, Fulham, Liverpool have the odd good season.

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Qpr can lend their whole squad and manager if they want I see Chelsea going through

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Wish you all the best Mancini. But we are Chelsea F.C. And Stamford bridge is our fortress. Train wherever you want. But we won't let you win.

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LOL@ Chelsea's bitter rivals Queens Park Rangers. You and whose army? Also, the article has been written as if to suggest that training at Loftus Road induces a bit of magic and luck on the training team which is why (according to the pathetic DM), BM managed to beat Arsenal. Utter tosh of an article!!!

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LOL@ Chelsea's bitter rivals Queens Park Rangers. You and whose army? Also, the article has been written as if to suggest that training at Loftus Road induces a bit of magic and luck on the training team which is why (according to the pathetic DM), BM managed to beat Arsenal. Utter tosh of an article!!!

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Not our rivals they are a 2 bob-club from down the road.

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Like Chelsea were not long ago you mean?

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Why cant they use Fulham's Craven Cottage. its closer to Stamford Bridge

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who or what is 'qpr' ?

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