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John Terry, Chelsea Captain

Chelsea FC Update

Chelsea are in fifth place in the Premier League, close behind Arsenal and the Spurs – with Man Utd on top and Man City in second.

Andre Villas-Boas has been fired as Chelsea manager by billionaire owner Roman Abramovich after just eight months.

After taking over from AVB, interim first team coach Roberto Di Matteo has overseen two successive victories, keeping two clean sheets. Di Matteo has had an instant impact since taking charge little over a week ago. The club’s confidence among the players seems to have returned, after being shattered following Chelsea’ defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

The Blues will attempt to become only the third side in Champions League history to overturn a two-goal deficit from the first leg v Napoli.

Chelsea captain John Terry believes his club will overcome Napoli and secure a place in the quarter-finals.

‘It will be very tough, they scored six at the weekend and we saw over there how good they can be,’ Terry admitted. ‘Defensively we need to be very solid, but at the same time have the players going forward without leaving ourselves too open at the back, so it will be a bit of a mixed bag.

‘What will be important is the way we start, to get the fans ready and to make ourselves believe as well which we had against Barcelona [in 2005]. Getting off to a good start could be a key factor but, if not, we have the patience and experience to know that it only takes a couple of minutes to score two goals.

‘I think the players know what we need to do, we should be in a better position in this tie, there’s no need for me to say we need to do this and we need to do that, we know as a group of players what we need to do.’

‘I know what I need to do as Chelsea captain in the dressing room and on the training pitch which I maintain to do, and I’m sure Robbie and Andre [Villas-Boas] if you speak to him will back that up,’ said Terry.

‘Nothing’s changed from my point of view. We were talking on our way here that if you said 10 years ago myself and Robbie would be sitting here with a big night in front of us, we would have laughed and joked about it.

‘But we’re here and this is the reality, we realise with Chelsea through our blood what it means to this football club and the fans, and no two other people care about the club like us. What we represent is Chelsea, we need that fiery atmosphere in the dressing room and hopefully everybody feeds off that.’

‘I don’t think we feel cursed but we have been unfortunate,’ he admitted. ‘To win this tournament you need a quality team and a bit of luck, which maybe we haven’t had in the past.

‘We still have the quality in abundance and we realise how important tomorrow night is. Robbie and the guys have got us ready for the game off the pitch and it’s now in the hands and responsibility of the players.

‘We are the last English side left in, Arsenal pushed it as close as they could but they’re out, we are the last side in and we need to maintain that. Napoli are a good side with some good players who will be on the shortlist for a number of clubs. All we can do is focus on ourselves and be ready, which we are.’

‘It’s difficult when you don’t win, as a player you want to win and when you’re not winning matches you’re not happy,’ said Terry.

‘I was glad to come back from my operation so early and play the full game at the weekend which did me the world of good. I’m not happy with where we are in the league but there’s a long way to go. If we can put a run together we can turn it around, we’re still in the FA Cup as well and it could yet be one of our best seasons ever.’

Tickets are still available for tomorrow night’s game and for Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Leicester at Stamford Bridge.

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