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The Independent Aug 22, 2017
David Luiz's midfield display rewarded Antonio Conte's bold decision and could yet change Chelsea's transfer business

David Luiz's midfield display rewarded Antonio Conte's bold decision and could yet change Chelsea's transfer business

The Brazilians supreme performance in the centre of the park could allow the Blues to reallocate transfer funds elsewhere
Sport Mole Aug 21, 2017
David Luiz: 'I was told to run a lot'

David Luiz: 'I was told to run a lot'

Chelsea's David Luiz jokes that he was told to "run a lot" during Sunday's Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.
WATCH: Thibaut Courtois gives shirt to young Chelsea fan in stands after Spurs win

WATCH: Thibaut Courtois gives shirt to young Chelsea fan in stands after Spurs win

Class from the Chelsea goalkeeper Chelsea players celebrating with the supporters isn’t a rare sight these days, certainly not after the arrival of Antonio Conte and the return to winning ways. After each win last season, Conte made sure the whole team (sans Costa at times) at least acknowledged the fans, especially when playing away from home, and that trend continued on Sunday after the 2-1 win over Spurs. And while I’m not sure who started the shirt-giveaway trend (David Luiz? Cahill?), it’s always nice to see the players make the extra effort to build rapport with the fans. This...
Conte hails ‘amazing’ midfield performances from David Luiz and Tiemoué Bakayoko

Conte hails ‘amazing’ midfield performances from David Luiz and Tiemoué Bakayoko

We’ve been using words such as “threadbare” and “makeshift” to describe the options available to Antonio Conte this past week, and with good reason. Against Spurs on Sunday, in a game that carried plenty of repercussions even if we weren’t really willing to admit beforehand, Conte had to not only tweak the tried-and-true 3-4-3 (though perhaps a tweak was overdue), he had to move away from trusted combinations in defence and midfield, the foundations of any consistently successful side. In defence, the only regular was César Azpilicueta, with Andreas Christensen anchoring the...
Spurs vs. Chelsea, Premier League: Confirmed lineups

Spurs vs. Chelsea, Premier League: Confirmed lineups

And. Here. We. Go. --- Spurs starting lineup (3-4-3):Lloris (c) | Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Dier | Davies, Wanyama, Dembélé, Trippier | Eriksen, Kane, Dele Substitutes from: Vorm, Walker-Peters, Wimmer, Winks, Sissoko, Son, Janssen Chelsea starting lineup (3-5-2):Courtois | Rüdiger, David Luiz, Azpilicueta | Alonso, Kanté, Christensen, Bakayoko, Moses | Willian, Morata Substitutes from: Caballero, Tomori, Kenedy, Musonda Jr, Scott, Pedro, Batshuayi --- Date / Time: Sunday, August 20, 16:00 BST; 11:00am EDT; 8:30pm ISTVenue: Wembley, London, EnglandReferee: Anthony Taylor On TV: Sky...
Predicted Chelsea lineup against Spurs: All eyes on Bakayoko as David Luiz preferred in defence

Predicted Chelsea lineup against Spurs: All eyes on Bakayoko as David Luiz preferred in defence

Chelsea managed to navigate almost the entirety of last season without any significant injuries or suspensions, but we’ve not been afforded that same level of comfort this season so far. With Pedro and (probably) Eden Hazard still sidelined and with Gary Cahill and Cesc Fàbregas suspended and with Álvaro Morata and Tiemoué Bakayoko still coming up to full fitness not to mention full familiarity with the team and the system, Conte has several though choices to make for Sunday’s game against Spurs. What we do know is that Courtois will be in goal, Azpilicueta, David Luiz, and Rüdiger...
Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rüdiger look for positives in Chelsea’s loss to Burnley

Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rüdiger look for positives in Chelsea’s loss to Burnley

Chelsea’s lack of depth may be criminal and ripe for harsh exposure on the (inter)national stage as the Premier League and, soon, the Champions League get under way, the Blues do have good and proper numbers in one area of the team, central defence. Last year’s ever-present trio of Gary Cahill, David Luiz, and César Azpilicueta have been boosted by the return of the highly promising Andreas Christensen from a two-year loan stint and new singing Antonio Rüdiger, who had been a long-term target for the club. This particular depth was tested immediately, both because of Victor Moses’s...
Daily Mail Aug 14, 2017

Chelsea stars back Diego Costa in clash with Antonio Conte

Costa is a popular figure in the dressing room and remains in regular contact with close friends Willian, David Luiz and Cesc Fabregas. Some fear they could be the next to be discarded
Chelsea vs. Burnley, Premier League: Confirmed lineups

Chelsea vs. Burnley, Premier League: Confirmed lineups

Day 1. Blank slate. Everything left to fight for. Time to put up or shut up; these are for real now. Here we go. --- Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3):Courtois | Cahill (c), David Luiz, Rüdiger | Alonso, Fàbregas, Kanté, Azpilicueta | Boga, Batshuayi, Willian Substitutes from: Caballero, Christensen, Tomori, Kenedy, Scott, Musonda Jr, Morata Burnley starting lineup (4-5-1):Heaton | Ward, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton | Brady, Defour, Hendrick, Cork, Gudmundsson | Vokes Substitutes from: Taylor, Arfield, Westwood, Walters, Pope, Long, Barnes --- Date / Time: Saturday, August 12, 15:00 BST;...
Willian earns Brazil call but David Luiz misses out again

Willian earns Brazil call but David Luiz misses out again

Back in June, the Brazil manager Tite recalled David Luiz to the national team after more than a year’s absence, rewarding him for the stellar season at Chelsea where he became a lynchpin of Conte’s new standard 3-4-3. While that announcement was met by scorn and derision from those who had not seen the defender’s improvement in the colors of Chelsea, it allowed the Brazil boss to experiment with different tactics in those friendlies. Against Australia, for example, David Luiz was deployed as the nominal defensive midfielder in a 4-3-3 tactical scheme, which actually often...
David Luiz explains his free kick technique to Gary Neville

David Luiz explains his free kick technique to Gary Neville

“Top spin, like the ping-pong” Wednesday was Premier League Launch Day on Sky Sports, so for about three hours, there are all kinds of special features, interviews, and other such shenanigans going on, live from London’s Billingsgate Market. Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte and captain Gary Cahill were both involved as well, as was David Luiz, who walked Gary Neville and a keen apprentice through his special free-kick technique. “Top spin, like the ping-pong.” So basically, it’s a straight run-up, foot striking the ball low and as square as possible with the side-foot, then...
Conte gushes about Andreas Christensen: ‘He's even better live than on television!’

Conte gushes about Andreas Christensen: ‘He's even better live than on television!’

Despite recent rumors of Virgil van Dijk, the one place where Chelsea seem to be quite set for the season ahead is at center back. Last year’s starting trio are all back — Captain Cahill, Vice-captain Azpilicueta, and the Greatest Human Being on the Planet, David Luiz — and have been boosted by better depth in Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, who replaced John Terry, Kurt Zouma, and Nathan Ake. That does leave one spot open, if we are looking to have a backup for each of the three starters, but five should be enough as well. Either way, young Andreas looks set to be staying...
The Short Fuse Aug 6, 2017
Community Shield match thread

Community Shield match thread

The last piece of our preseason treble is on the line Our preseason treble is on the line today and you can catch the match on FS1 at 9am for kickoff. Here is the Chelsea lineup below (spoiler alert, they’re John Terry-less forever now) Chelsea team: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro. #CommunityShield pic.twitter.com/R7w3EFvwtV— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 6, 2017 And your Gunners will continue with the 3-4-3 that won them the FA Cup The team news is in…Here’s how we line up for #AFCvCFC...
Arsenal vs. Chelsea, Community Shield: Confirmed lineups

Arsenal vs. Chelsea, Community Shield: Confirmed lineups

3-4-3 vs. 3-4-3 It’s looking very much like a Wembley kinda day. It’s only a friendly, but everybody wants to win it, apparently. It’s still hard to care too much, but will be nice to see proper effort, hopefully. It’s game time! Arsenal starting lineup (3-4-3):Čech | Monreal, Mertesacker, Holding | Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xhaka, Elneny, Bellerin | Iwobi, Lacazette, Welbeck Substitutes from: Ospina, Kolašinac, Willock, Nelson, Maitland-Niles, Walcott, Giroud Chelseas starting lineup (3-4-3):Courtois | Cahill (c), David Luiz, Azpilicueta | Alonso, Fàbregas, Kanté, Moses | Pedro,...
Morata, Batshuayi bend it better than Beckham in Chelsea corner challenge

Morata, Batshuayi bend it better than Beckham in Chelsea corner challenge

At the end of a training session earlier this week, several players took part in what looks to be some sort of corner challenge. Alvaro Morata, Michy Batshuayi, Lewis Baker, and of course David Luiz were all there — David Luiz is always there — while others, like Gary Cahill and new assistant coach Paolo Vanoli were at least watching if not also participating. Chelsea (or whoever organized it) have not released a full video of this yet — and it could yet turn out to be two separate challenges — but both Batshuayi’s and Morata’s efforts have made it on to social media. Kicking...

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