Andre Villas-Boas wary of Napoli's triple threat in Edinson Cavani, Marek Hamsik and Ezequiel Lavezzi

The Portuguese manager states that the Italian club's front trio are "a danger" but believes his side have a "really good" chance of progressing into the next round
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has praised Napoli trio Edinson Cavani, Marek Hamsik and Ezequiel Lavezzi ahead of the Champions League clash between the teams.

The potent attacking lineup will face a struggling Chelsea in Italy on Tuesday evening but Blues boss Villas-Boas still believes his side has a good chance of progressing through to the next round.

"[Edinson Cavani] is an amazing player," Villas-Boas told reporters. "To be fair, [Napoli's] strength is in the collective spirit.

"They have an inner belief in each other. They have a strong front three with [Marek] Hamsik, Cavani and [Ezequiel] Lavezzi. They are a danger."

Chelsea have been in poor form recently, enduring a run of just one win in four games which includes a draw against Championship side Birmingham in the FA Cup on Saturday.

But Villas-Boas claims that the Champions League is a different type of football and his side have a good chance of progressing to the next round.

He added: "It's a different competition. Napoli come into the game after a good result - not after a good run because they've been inconsistent recently - but won well at Fiorentina.

"It's a different type of preparation, different type of football, European football, played in a different way. We will have to be much more competent, play well and try to take the game to Stamford Bridge.

"If you go past Napoli then you can have a really good chance, depending on who you get in the draw. If you get a good draw. First Napoli, then we will see who we draw out and then we will see.

"But I think we are in with a really good chance. It will be a massive challenge. Everyone saw what Napoli did in a group which put [Manchester City] out. We just have to be extremely strong to go through.

"Regarding the Champions League, the players will have a differenet outlook. It's a European game, all of the players will want to play. The Champions League is a competition that everyone wants to win.

"There are two weeks between the games and it's important for us to be competent and to bring the game to Stamford Bridge with a win or a draw, ideally a scoring draw. Then we can finish the business here."
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