Arsenal fightback can inspire Blues – boss

Roberto Di Matteo says Chelsea can take inspiration from Arsenal ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Napoli.

The Blues are 3-1 down from the first leg but Juan Mata’s goal in Naples means they have a fighting chance of progressing to the quarter-finals.

Mata's goal could prove crucial.

And interim boss Di Matteo believes Arsenal’s second-leg rally against AC Milan last week could have a positive effect on his players.

The Gunners were beaten 4-0 in Italy but staged a scintillating fightback to narrowly miss out on the last eight.

“Watching that game last week can have a psychological effect,” said Di Matteo.

“Arsenal beat Milan 3-0, so we have to believe we can turn it around. The players realise that they can win.”

Chelsea have won both their games since Di Matteo was placed at the helm in the wake of Andre Villas-Boas’ sacking as manager.

Saturday’s league win against Stoke was a step in the right direction and the required victory on Wednesday would boost morale after a difficult few months at Stamford Bridge.

“At this stage of the season we have a job to do. We did it against Stoke – now we look forward,” Di Matteo added.

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