Could do nothing to stop Sardo's opener in a quiet first half for him. Became a mere spectator in the second.
Caught cold by the movement of Sardo in the first half, but had next to nothing to do defensively for the remainder of the game. As such, he tried his luck in the opposition area and took his goal well.
His usual bustling self in the first half but with little end product. He spent most of the second period camped in Chievo's half but offered nothing in the way of a cutting edge, and was replaced by Insigne.
Held off the challenge of Paloschi and Thereau but had little to do for the majority of the game.
Switched off to allow Sardo to run off him for the first goal. Offered persistent support on his flank without ever really providing much threat.
An excellent display of passing in the second half as Chievo retreated further into their own final third. Kept things ticking for his side.
Showed glimpses of brilliance early on upon his return to the starting XI, most notably in the second half, when he began to drift to find space.
Found himself unsettled by Rigoni and Bentivoglio's relentless running. Replaced by Jorginho after the break.
Played one or two dangerous crosses in but Drame dealt with him well early on. Was lively throughout but his impact rather faded.
As infuriating as he is talented. Rattled the post from close range and did the same with a second-half free kick, but his delivery was frustratingly inconsistent until he finally picked out a telling cross from which Albiol converted.
Missed a sitter when he somehow fired wide in front of an open goal. Served as a good link to the attacking midfielders but was not much of a threat himself.
Took some good catches and saved low to deny Callejon in the first half. Largely untested thanks to his rigid defence, but could perhaps have done better to keep out Albiol's shot after getting a hand to the ball.
A superb run and shot opened the scoring, and he was a nuisance to Napoli's left flank throughout the first half. Pinned into his own half in the second 45 but he defended well against Mertens and Reveillere.
One or two vital - and composed - interceptions in a strong first half. He continued after the break as Chievo thwarted the home side until right at the death.
Like Sardo, he ran his flank brilliantly in the first 45, but was forced to defend throughout the second. Out-performed Maggio and held his own against Insigne and the roaming Hamsik.
Another superb performer in the Chievo rearguard, he kept Higuain quiet for large spells and was unfortunate not to have been on the winning side.
Had a good understanding with partners Dainelli and Frey, though he was booked for hauling down Mertens and became a little on edge thereafter.
Battled well against the physical pivot of Dzemaili and Inler, running himself into the ground to deny Hamsik space to operate in the second half.
A willing runner throughout the first half but struggled to force back Maggio or Callejon in the second and rather faded from proceedings.
Another tireless worker alongside Bentivoglio, although he was guilty of surrendering possession a little too readily as he grew tired.
Took a knock to his back early on but arrived back on the pitch to promptly set up Sardo's opener. Offered little outlet for Chievo in the second and was replaced.
Ran the lines well throughout but provided next to no relief from the relentless Napoli pressure as the game wore on.