Last Updated at 5:20 pm, February 23rd 2012
FULL TIME. Napoli 3 Chelsea 1.
Hamsik is replaced by Pandev in a Napoli switch.
Lavezzi is taken off to a hero's ovation, and Federico Fernandez takes his place.
Malouda is also replaced as Frank Lampard takes to the field as well.
And that is Meireles' last touch, as he is replaced by Michael Essien.
As the errors continue, with Zuniga the latest player to lose control on the touchline, Lavezzi is then floored by a strong Cahill challenge which results in a booking for the centre-back.
Sohail Hussain tweets: "Ridiculous defending from Chelsea in the first half. We can still win come on 3-2. Lavezzi and Cavani need to be marked tho!"
HALF TIME. Napoli 2 Chelsea 1.
GOAL! Cavani scores!
Meireles joins Cavani in the book for a tackle on Inler. He will now miss the return leg at Stamford Bridge.
In all the fracas, Cavani has picked up a yellow card for seemingly an over-exuberant celebration.
GOAL! Lavezzi equalises!
GOAL! Mata scores!
Bosingwa is replaced and Cole comes on, which probably will actually delight most Chelsea fans out there as a result.
Charlie Goldie writes: "I think Napoli will win easily tonight, they have already beaten Man City on their home turf and I'm certain they will do the same to Chelsea tonight, I'm going for Napoli 3 - 1 Chelsea. Cavani, Maggio & Hamsik with Napoli's goals and Mata with the goal for Chelsea. The English giants are on a poor run at present and I think the misery will continue for them tonight."
Hashim Syed writes: "Give my full support to AVB , think he's doing a fantastic job here. Team line up is great, really pushing his 'new/own' chelsea not the one many previous managers would've gone with. Hope for 1-0 here today to chelsea or 2-0 would be even better, Chelsea!"
Our friends at Sky Bet are backing Napoli at 6/5 to triumph tonight. Their form at home in this competition has been more than impressive, and Chelsea's 12/5 of reflect the challenge the beleagured Blues face tonight. For those fancying the draw, odds are avaliable at 11/5.
Ian Power adds to the pessimistic outlook for Chelsea tonight, writing: "As a Chelsea fan I'm struggling to see any real positives at the moment, one might be the return of the DROG, but with a shaky defense I worry about tonight's game. AVB really doesn't fill me with any confidence, I'd be delighted with a 1-1 draw."
Ben Gleeson writes: "On the match, I do fear for AVB here tonight. I don't think it's fair for such a young manager to already be looking at a new job elsewhere, but if Chelsea aren't up for this then they could be on the end of a right royal tanking. City lost here whilst Bayern could only manage a draw. Drogba is obviously still fatigued, so if he starts this match I think that's pretty much it for Torres."
Qasid Bhatti predicts: "Napoli 2-0 Chelsea. Chelsea are currently in a downfall and I don't think their defence is good enough to withstand the team who beat Man City, the current Premier League leaders."
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