Chelsea striker Didier Drogba says Napoli have players which can hurt his team in the first leg of their Champions League Last 16 tie on Tuesday
NAPLES, ITALY (FEBRUARY 20, 2012) (REUTERS) - Chelsea striker Didier Drogba said on Monday (February 20) Napoli have players which can hurt his team in the first leg of their Champions League Last 16 tie on Tuesday(February 21).
Fifth-placed Chelsea have won two of their last 10 Premier League games and drew 1-1 at home with second-tier Birmingham City in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday (February 18), prompting speculation that team manager Villas-Boas could be sacked if they fail to impress at the imposing San Paolo.
And Drogba is all too aware of some of the players which Napoli have in their ranks.
"Napoli has improved a lot in the last few years, they're a really, really good team and they became stronger and stronger and now they have individualities that can make a difference like (Ezequiel) Lavezzi, (Edinson) Cavani, and (Marek) Hamsik," Drogba added.
"I think they are very dangerous, they can score goals and I like the way they are playing but they also have some part of the game where I think we can explore and we can create them some problems."
Chelsea are sweating on the fitness of John Terry for the match. Terry has not played for nearly a month because of a persistent knee injury and is rated as 50-50 by Villas Boas for the first leg in southern Italy.
A fit Terry would be a huge boost for Villas-Boas and he will leave it as late as possible to decide whether the former England captain is fit enough to play.