Chelsea and Man City fans desperate to avoid Napoli in Champions League draw

Chelsea and Manchester City fans have no interest in taking on Napoli in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after the Serie A leaders demolished Eintracht Frankfurt.

The draw for the last eight will take place in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday with Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Benfica also in the hat.

Although on first glance Napoli might not stand out, their form under Luciano Spalletti has got Premier League fans crossing their fingers for an alternate draw.

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One Chelsea fan wrote after the last eight teams were confirmed: "As long as we avoid Napoli, I’m good." A second added: "We just need to avoid Napoli."

A City fan posted: "Must avoid Napoli in the next round at allllllll costs." A neutral agreed: "Napoli the team to avoid in the CL. Absolutely flying."

With Napoli beating Frankfurt 5-0 on aggregate, Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia are the players to watch with a combined 36 goals across all competitions.

Chelsea and Man City fans, who do you most want to draw in the quarter-finals? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Napoli also sit an astonishing 18 points clear at the top of Serie A after 26 matches, cruising towards their first Scudetto since the 1989/90 season.

Speaking on BT Sport after Erling Haaland scored five to see off RB Leipzig, Owen Hargreaves warned City in particular over the threat posed by Napoli.

He said: "The most underrated side I would say is Napoli. When they get it right, they’re a threat. They’d give City a game.

"They’re one of the best teams in Europe this season, one of the top scorers, they play beautiful football. If you’re not putting any respect on the name then you need to go and watch them because they’re the real deal. Seriously, they could win the Champions League."


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