2:27 PM EST, Sat January 21, 2017
One plus one equals three, Matić and Kanté doing the job of three

One plus one equals three, Matić and Kanté doing the job of three

Chelsea’s midfield duo in the tactical spotlight We’ve spent plenty of time over the past few months watching, learning, talking about what makes Conte’s 3-4-3 tick. Is it the wingbacks and the rise of Victor Moses? Is it the back three and David Luiz’s modern libero? Is it Diego Costa being in the form of his life? Is it Eden Hazard unshackled? Is it the Kanté twins in the middle? As with most great football strategies, the answer is all of the above — a custom-tailored tactical setup by Chelsea’s own Dolce & Gabbana. Football analyst Tom Payne, of Spielverlagerung...
David Luiz still hasn’t recovered from Sergio Aguero’s assault on his knee

David Luiz still hasn’t recovered from Sergio Aguero’s assault on his knee

#AgueroCrimes It’s been six weeks since Sergio Aguero had his latest five-second angry and launched himself full bore at David Luiz’s knees in the dying moments of Chelsea’s 3-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium. Luiz rode the brunt of the challenge, but his standing leg wasn’t quite as lucky. It looked like a painful, awkward fall and he was receiving treatment on his right knee all throughout the subsequent fracas. David Luiz has fortunately not missed any game-time in the league since, but he’s been playing with a heavily wrapped knee and his mobility and strength have been, at...
Daily Mail Jan 14, 2017

David Luiz reveals love for magic as he looks to conjure up another three points for champions elect Chelsea

The Brazilian admits he is also capable of a magic trick or two, with his aim in life to make as many people smile as he can. 'I normally do them at home,' he said, 'with friends and when we are bored.'
David Luiz reflects on his return to Chelsea, working with Antonio Conte in training

David Luiz reflects on his return to Chelsea, working with Antonio Conte in training

In his second stint at Chelsea, after joining Paris Saint-Germain for a couple seasons in the summer of 2014, Brazilian defender David Luiz has quickly become an integral part of the Chelsea starting lineup once again, and this time even without all the distracting noise from pundist and the like about his weaknesses and unreliablities. Deployed at the heart of the three-man backline, the 29-year-old is enjoying the adoration of the Chelsea fans once again, and of course the chance to add a piece of key silverware missing from his trophy cabinet. "I had great years here [at Chelsea]...
John Terry does not get extended ban for frivolous appeal of red card in FA Cup match

John Terry does not get extended ban for frivolous appeal of red card in FA Cup match

The Chelsea captain will be suspended only for this weekend’s game against Leicester City Chelsea captain John Terry made his glorious return to the Chelsea starting lineup on Sunday, taking the place of benevolent leader of the universe David Luiz in the heart of the three-man backline. And everything was going quite swimmingly for about the first hour, at which point a couple rash challenges left Terry exposed 1-v-1 against Peterborough’s Lee Angol. Terry’s own rash challenge (and/or slip, though that hardly matters) took out Angol, denying a clear goal-scoring opportunity. ...
Daily Mail Jan 10, 2017

Chelsea defender David Luiz reveals Antonio Conte's love of the game has 'infected' the squad amid title chase

Antonio Conte's passion for football is helping to keep Chelsea motivated as they bid to win the Premier League title, according to David Luiz. The Blues remain five points clear at the top.
ESPN FC Jan 6, 2017

Conte: Chelsea 'have ideas' about transfers but don't need defender

The FC crew debate which player has been the player of the year in the Premier League through 20 matches. LONDON -- Antonio Conte has said Chelsea have some ideas about players to sign in January but does not see an urgent need to bring a central defender to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have been linked with a number of defenders both in the Premier League and across Europe despite signing David Luiz and Marcos Alonso in the summer, and have significant money available following the 60 million sale of Oscar to Shanghai SIPG. But with Kurt Zouma set to make his first competitive appearance for...
ESPN FC Jan 5, 2017

Chelsea's David Luiz on Tottenham defeat: 'That's the Premier League'

The FC panel assess how Tottenham exposed their opponents back line, as Chelseas 13-game win streak came to an end. ESPN FCs Joao Castelo-Branco chats with writers Mark Ogden and Dan Kilpatrick following Tottenhams 2-0 win over Chelsea. Craig Burley says Tottenham have helped open the title race, but its hard to back them as a contender to Chelsea. David Luiz has told SFR Sport that Chelseas 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday should not come as a shock to the team as the Premier League is the most difficult league in the world. Chelsea had triumphed in each of...
the Guardian Jan 4, 2017

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea: Premier League – live!

• Follow action from White Hart Lane as fifth host first in the Premier League• Golden Goal: Claude Makélélé for Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur (2006)• Email your thoughts to rob.smyth@theguardian.com 7.02pm GMT Tottenham Hotspur (possible 3-4-2-1) Lloris; Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Walker, Wanyama, Dembele, Rose; Alli, Eriksen; Kane.Chelsea (3-4-3) Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard. 2.12pm GMT Tomorrow? Nah, don’t care mate. Yesterday? Not interested! Every now and then, the post-McKenna mantra of “living in the...
Marcos Alonso, David Luiz spotted at Chelsea training on Monday

Marcos Alonso, David Luiz spotted at Chelsea training on Monday

The left back and the center back are slight injury concerns ahead of the showdown against Spurs on Wednesday. Chelsea TV’s training ground report for Monday didn’t reveal anything specific or definitive about the fitness of Marcos Alonso or David Luiz, but the pair were spotted walking out with the rest of the squad for the day’s training activities, so the safe assumption that can be made is ... well ... that they are in the frame for possible selection against Spurs on Wednesday. That doesn’t mean that they will play, though we haven’t heard too many negative prognostications...
Daily Mail Dec 30, 2016

Chelsea stars David Luiz, Nathaniel Chalobah and Ola Aina show off their smooth moves as they dance in the changing room ahead of Stoke match

Chelsea may be having fun at the top of the Premier League, but it might be difficult to match up to the party they're having in the dressing room. Ola Aina filmed his players dancing.
John Terry scores a “Van Basten” in training

John Terry scores a “Van Basten” in training

Whoa. John Terry is currently recovering from whatever latest injury is affecting him, and while there’s no official timetable yet for his return, he’s been back in full training for a few days now. Of course, even when fully fit, JT isn’t likely to play too much with the current back three of Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, and Gary Cahill working so wonderfully well, and Kurt Zouma back from ACL injury, too, and needing minutes eventually. But maybe if we’re looking for a backup striker, the Captain could do the job? With Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s strange journey into striker-dom...
Chelsea vs. AFC Bournemouth, Premier League: Confirmed Lineups

Chelsea vs. AFC Bournemouth, Premier League: Confirmed Lineups

Eleven wins in a row, Chelsea try to make it a new club-record twelve. A win would also extend Chelsea's lead at the top, at least temporarily, to nine points. Here we go. --- Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3):Courtois | Cahill, David Luiz, Azpilicueta | Alonso, Matić, Fàbregas, Moses | Willian, Hazard, Pedro Substitutes from: Begović, Ivanović, Aina, Zouma, Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah, Batshuayi Bournemouth starting eleven:Boruc | A. Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels, B. Smith, Surman, Arter, Gosling, Wilshere, King Substitutes from: Federici, Mings, Stanislas, Fraser, Ibe, Wilson,...

Behind the scenes as Chelsea show high spirits in training and David Luiz confirms adorable human being status

The weekly Friday tradition continues with the latest episode of Chelsea Unseen, with yet another extended look at training, lingering shots of Frank Lampard observing and stretching and looking longingly at the green grass of Stamford Bridge, and of course a few shots from the Bridge Kids party and the team's visit to the children's ward at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. This week's selections from training are almost all about warm-up and some clowning around by the likes of the usual suspects David Luiz and Diego Costa.  David Luiz also shines in the last segment, the hospital...
Daily Mail Dec 21, 2016

Chelsea stars Eden Hazard, David Luiz and John Terry help to spread Christmas cheer

Club legend John Terry was joined by the likes of Eden Hazard, Cesar Azpilicueta, Nemanja Matic and David Luiz to hand out presents and pose for photographs with children.

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