Draw leaves Chelsea as best-positioned EPL side in Champions League

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Fernando Torres, right, scored an opener for Chelsea, but the Blues go into the home leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie vs. Galatasaray level at 1-1.

Fernando Torres, right, scored an opener for Chelsea, but the Blues go into the home leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie vs. Galatasaray level at 1-1.

Mourinho admitted his frustration at the nature of the equalizer but his response was telling. Rather than chasing the game he brought on Mikel and closed it down: a 1-1 draw leaves his side as favorite to progress and given what has happened to the other Premier League sides, that is achievement enough.