Chelsea vs Napoli : 5 Players Who Will Decide the Outcome of the Fixture

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Chelsea vs Napoli : 5 Players Who Will Decide the Outcome of the Fixture

When Chelsea play host to the in-form Napoli in their second-leg encounter of the UEFA Champions' League knock-out round, it shall not only be their prestige at stake, but all of English football's as well.

This edition of the Champions' League has been rather harsh on Premier League clubs with the two Manchester clubs failing to overcome the group stages leaving Chelsea and Arsenal the responsibilities to take forward the English cause.

Arsenal and Chelsea were handed tough draws with AC Milan and Napoli as the their opponents in the knock-out stages. Arsenal have bowed out of the competition in style having failed to register a miraculous comeback just slightly.

That leaves Chelsea as the only English club left in the competition, and Terry & Co. face a tough task to turnaround their 3-1 away loss at Naples. While Napoli has been impressive since their first-leg face-off, Chelsea have not been at the best of conditions. In the week's since their away fixture against Napoli, Chelsea have suffered domestically in their race for fourth place finish, and their manager Andre Villas-Boas has been sacked as well.

While in their present form, Chelsea are not favourites to overcome the Italians, but they do hold a slim chance to grab a miraculous win and seal further progress in the competition.

The match promises to be an exciting one with lots of adrenaline pumping both on and off the field. So while Chelsea prepares for their "most important" match of the season and Napoli plots their way to overcome the Pensioners.

Lets have a quick peek into the five players who will play a vital role in deciding the final outcome of the fixture.

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