Boasting of the likes of Cavani, Lavezzi and Vargas supplemented by Hamsik & Co., they are a club not to be overlooked. They have been pretty solid during the group stages and are no more the lightweights to be thrown aside as in earlier seasons. Moreover, they are a highly feared team at home as well.
So when Villas-Boas's out-of-shape squad takes the visit to Italy next week, it is not going to be an easy fixture for the dismal Blues. The team is reportedly heading for a crisis with news of player mutiny also being heard.
AVB has seemingly looked out of place at Stamford Bridge since his arrival and has failed to take control of the team or even get his tactics correct.
With news of Hiddink being identified as the next man to succeed Villas-Boas, nothing could get worse than Chelsea losing at Napoli and crashing out of the Champions League.
With the club's chances of a fourth-place finish hanging precariously, it could spell the end of Villas-Boas' short misadventure.
In the following slides, we make six bold predictions regarding the Blues fixture against Italian club Napoli next week.