Villas-Boas: Chelsea have CL mettle

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Andre Villas-Boas has claimed his Chelsea side have what it takes to win the Champions league this year.


The Portuguese made the claim after his side could only draw 1-1 with Championship side Birmingham City in their FA Cup fifth round tie on Saturday.


It was a much-criticised performance by the Blues but the former Porto boss was confident of his side’s chances in their tie with Napoli tomorrow and beyond.


“If you go past Napoli then you can have a really good chance, depending on who you get in the draw - if you get a good draw,” Villas-Boas said in the Evening Standard.


“It will be a massive challenge. Everyone saw what Napoli did in a group which put another English team out.”


The English team he is referring to is Manchester City, who were eliminated by Napoli and now face a gruelling Europa League campaign.


Chelsea will now face something of a fixture pile-up in the coming weeks, as they will have to squeeze in a replay at St Andrew's between the two legs of the Champions League tie.


It has been a disappointing few weeks for the clubs, which have seen them stumble in the Premier League and they are now sitting in fifth place, behind rivals Arsenal on goals scored.

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