Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri has identified his former club, Napoli as the team he wants the Blues to avoid in the Europa League.
Sarri said this following Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Malmo Thursday night in the Europa League round of 32 first leg encounter.
Goals from Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud handed Chelsea all three points against Malmo at Swedbank Stadion.
However, a goal from Anders Christiansen was not enough to give the hosts a point against Sarri’s side.
“I would avoid playing in Naples, if possible because it would be too strong an emotional response for me to focus on the game,” Sarri was quoted as saying by Metro UK.
“If Napoli-Chelsea means we are both in the Final, however, then I’d be happy for both.”
Sarri’s men will tackle Manchester United in the FA Cup at Wembley on Monday night in their next fixture.