Lukas Podolski's fourth goal of the season set Galatasaray en route to a 2-0 win at İstanbul Başakşehir – their third consecutive Süper Lig victory. Cimbom announced after the match that playmaker Wesley Sneijder, who set up the second for Umut Bulut, had extended his contract until the end of the 2017/18 campaign. Jason Denayer was replaced at half-time after sustaining a knee injury. The Belgium defender, on loan from Manchester City, said: "I don’t think it's serious. We won a game that we needed to win. That's why we are happy."
Chelsea are down in 16th in the Premier League after losing for the fourth time in just eight league games this season. A 3-1 home defeat by Southampton comes on the back of Tuesday's loss at Porto, though Chelsea went ahead when Willian's tenth-minute free-kick found the top corner. However, Steven Davis equalised before the interval and Sadio Mané and Graziano Pellè scored in the second period to win it for the Saints.