Chiellini talks up Napoli challenge

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini is facing six months out.

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini says he and his team are fully aware of the importance of Sunday’s clash with Napoli in Serie A.

The Old Lady are currently unbeaten in the league after 25 games of the season and have a 13-point lead over Carlo Ancelotti’s men going into Sunday’s encounter at the Stadio San Paolo.

With Napoli looking to narrow the gap on the reigning champions, Chiellini knows the importance of the encounter and is expecting one of the toughest challenges of the season.

He told Sky Sports: ‘They (Napoli) want to reopen the championship and want to prove to be at our level, we want to close the championship and show that we are stronger and that the gap in the league is right.

It will be a bit more open than the last, because the teams are willing to give more.’