Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho has insisted Real Madrid will not get carried away with their large lead over Barca: "We're not looking to break records or other things the press talk about," he said.
The comments came after Madrid swept aside Santander 4-0 on Saturday, with Karim Benzema twice netting after Cristiano Ronaldo had opened the scoring after just six minutes. Angel Di Maria also marked his return to the side with a goal, but aggravated a thigh injury and will miss Real's Champions League match with CSKA Moscow tomorrow.
Edinson Cavani was in clinical form, twice latching onto through balls from Marek Hamsik and finishing well -- the Uruguayan now has 13 goals in his last 15 games and his strike partnership with Ezequiel Lavezzi, who scored Napoli's third in stoppage time, looks set to worry a nervy Chelsea defence. The Londoners have conceded six goals in their past three matches.
In Holland, Ajax enjoyed a comfortable 4-1 home win over NEC Breda prior to their Europa League second-leg against Manchester United this week.