I was home sick (awful) but at least was able to watch the game today.
It was amazing. Napoli looked dangerous going forward the entire time, and I was convinced they were going to win the tie until the end. What killed them was that they had no solution for balls played into their box, whether crosses or set pieces. They had great away support, although I can't stand that whistling.
Chelsea looked better than I have seen in years. It is hard to believe this is the same group of players who looked listless and plodding just a few weeks ago. Drogba was a monster who overpowered everyone in his way, just like back in the day. Terry, Cech and Lamps delivered. It was a great old school performance by these guys.
And Luiz actually defended.
The score line looks bad for Napoli, but I can't be hard on them. They ran into a team of veterans who have been here before and who had everything to prove to their fans, their manager, their owner and themselves.
Someone is going to drop by and complain about Chelsea this or that (I do it all the time), but this was a huge victory that they deserved and that they can build on.