Video: Why this Napoli forward is a danger to Chelsea in the second leg

14:01 14 March 2012

Ezequiel Lavezzi

Ezequiel Lavezzi

Archant

Ezequiel Lavezzi will be a threat to the Blues at Stamford Bridge

Napoli forward Ezequiel Lavezzi will be a danger to Chelsea when the two sides face each other tonight in the Champions League last-16 second leg.

The 26-year-old scored twice in the first leg and will, no doubt, be the Italian side’s biggest goal threat at Stamford Bridge.

The Argentina international joined the club in 2007 and has scored 34 goals for the Italian giants in Serie A and former Blues manager Andre Villas-Boas has highlighted him as a danger.

“They have a strong front three with (Marek) Hamsik, (Edinson) Cavani and Lavezzi. They are a danger,” he said.

The 26-year-old has made 16 appearances for his country and has bagged two goals, against Albania and Bolivia.

Lavezzi was ignored by former Argentina manager Diego Maradona for the 2010 World Cup but he became a regular part of the side under his successor Sergio Batista.

This season the tricky wingman Lavezzi has scored 11 goals for club and country in 33 games and has found the net six times in his last five games.

Click above to see a video highlighting his skills.

Related articles


Live Blog Transfer Window Live June 30
 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Chelsea news

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Diego Costa and Arda Turan could be reunited. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Diego Costa wants to be reunited with Arda Turan at Stamford Bridge this summer.

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Santi Cazorla at the launch of Arsenal's home kit  (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

It may be a Saturday but that hasn’t stopped there being plenty of rumours and gossip from around our London clubs. Here’s a quick guide.

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park home. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace have handed a trial spell to AFC Wimbledon striker Daniel Agyei, according to reports.

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Samir Nasri's Arsenal career began during this week but who else was bought and sold in years gone by?  (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal signed two Frenchman, Chelsea bid farewell to a long serving striker and Fulham splashed the cash, we remember this week’s deals in years gone by.

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Charlie Austin's interesting summer continued with Leicester turning down a bid for the striker. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

QPR have rejected a £12 million bid from Leicester for Charlie Austin as a string of Premier League clubs prepare moves for the striker.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more
Adrenalin junkies, this one's for you!

An icon of British engineering and a consistent favourite of James Bond, there are few names quite as legendary in motoring as Aston Martin.

Read more