Napoli was not in form, in fact that was probably their worst patch of the season. They were struggling to win in Serie A and were outside the top 4.
outplayed in virtually every CL match?
Please..We had to win to by 2 goals against an in-form Napoli side and didn't we do it? and were we outplayed in that game?
Nowadays defending has become an under-appreciated and underrated aspect of the game and if any side exhibits it at the highest level to achieve their objectives they didn't deserve it.
Hmm, you did give up a lot of clear chances which could of easily resulted in losing very handsomely your last 4 games, and that's what I would call being outplayed. My main criticism of Chelsea is that they played pretty poorly and when you went all out at parking the bus you defended okay and made a lot of blocks and last ditch tackles but it was hardly a defending master class.
We defended very well in Lisbon too, Benfica had nothing going. The line between being outplayed and setting up defensively is vague, most just mix the two up together. The fact is, our defending and clinical finishing won this for us (with a fair amount of luck, admittedly). Benfica had cross after cross easily cleared away. Bayern had 30 or so corners, NONE troubled our defense, we had 1, we scored from it. We had 4 or 5 shots against Barcelona over the 2 legs, 3 resulted in a goal but still no credit given to us. To call our win an injustice is a very shortsighted view of the entire campaign.