It's possibly the last chance saloon for AVB's reign as Chelsea manager as they face an in form Napoli side who are very tough opposition on their own patch. Chelsea have been woeful of late with no wins in four, conceding six goals in the process. They've only scored two goals in their last four away from home and although Didier Drogba has returned from the Afcon, he's not the force he used to be. Juan Mata continues to struggle to find the brilliant goalscoring form he had at Valencia and leaving Lampard out of the starting lineups is a huge mistake.
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Napoli on the other hand have won their last two matches, scoring five goals without conceding; Indeed they've only let in two goals in their last five at home so the stats don't make good reading for a misfiring Chelsea side. It's 15 goals in 22 league games for Edinson Cavani this year in a Napoli side that scored in all six champions League group games. Cavani, Hamsik and Lavezzi / Pandev will give the Chelsea back line a torrid time, especially if Villas Boas is bold and goes for all three points. Vargas may be unavailable for this one, luckily for Chelsea. David Luiz may struggle again if a starter and may be worth looking at when the player booking markets are formed. Cavani should also be on pens and it wouldn't be a surprise to see the home side awarded one tonight. 7/1 can be had on Napoli to score from the spot with Bet365 - Up to £200 in free bets with Bet365
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Napoli v Chelsea Advised Tips
Tip 1: Napoli win v Chelsea @ 7/5 (PP)
Tip 2: Edinson Cavani anytime scorer for Napoli v Chelsea @ 15/8 / to score a brace @ 14/1 (Paddypower)