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'Spectacular' Chelsea tie excites Cavani

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Edinson Cavani is expecting fireworks when Napoli take on Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League.

The Uruguayan striker will undoubtedly be the dangerman for Andre Villas-Boas' side, having scored 42 goals in 62 games since joining the Serie A outfit last season.

This free-scoring form has led Cavani to be linked with a move to Chelsea, and reports have claimed Villas-Boas will attempt to bring him to Stamford Bridge as early as January.

For now, however, the 24-year-old is focused on upsetting the odds when Napoli face the Blues in February, and is confident of doing so.

"I am always optimistic. If we have beaten Manchester City, we are also able to win against Chelsea," he told the Daily Star.

"This tie could be spectacular for the people. We are very motivated.

"I am not unhappy with the draw. I am ambitious and want to win by defeating the best rival and this is a big chance.

"Them having the second leg at home does not worry us. At City's stadium we obtained a point, but the key will be in San Paolo.

"With our fans in Napoli we have nearly a goal advantage. That will be a big pressure to Chelsea.

"If we finish the match without conceding a goal our chances increase to go to the following round because I am sure Napoli can score at Stamford Bridge."

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