Chelsea v Napoli Match Preview and Statistic
Chelsea v Napoli Match Preview and Statistic

Chelsea host Italian giants Napoli at Stamford Bridge for the two teams' second leg, round of 16 Champions League clash on 14 March.

Chelsea, who have won successive matches under temporary manager Roberto Di Matteo, will be hoping to get a similar result to the one that domestic rivals Arsenal managed against AC Milan. The fact that both Portuguese internationals (midfielder Raul Meireles and former boss Andre Villas-Boas), who were blamed for the Blues' first leg defeat, are not there in this leg could boost both the team and the fans.

Meanwhile, Napoli, who are having one of their best ever seasons, have been playing very well in their domestic league (Serie A) claiming three back-to-back victories against Internazionale, Parma and Cagliari. Napoli, who already have a two goal advantage, will be looking to crush the Blues' dream of making it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Chelsea probable team: Cech; A. Cole, Terry, Luiz, Ivanovic; Mikel, Essien; Kalou, Mata, Ramires; Drogba

Napoli probable team: De Sanctis; Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica; Maggio, Gargano, Inler, Zuniga; Hamsik, Lavezzi; Cavani

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