Antonio Conte

David Luiz will miss Chelsea’s clash with Swansea City tomorrow with a knee injury, Antonio Conte has revealed.

Luiz was a cornerstone in Conte’s starting side last time around and proved to be influential in Chelsea winning the Premier League title. The decision to re-sign the Brazilian from PSG looked to be a strange one – but it proved to be a masterstroke.

Willian and David Luiz
David Luiz played a starring role in Chelsea’s Premier League title triumph last season.

This season, however, has been a different story. After a string of disappointing performances, Luiz has found himself relegated to the substitutes bench. Andreas Christensen, who returned in the summer from his two-year stint at Borussia Monchengladbach, has filled in at the centre of defence.

Another blow for Luiz

After losing his starting spot to Christensen, Luiz has now suffered a knee injury, the severity of which is at this point unknown.

Conte revealed the news in his pre-match press conference ahead of our clash with the Swans tomorrow evening. The Italian is quoted by the London Evening Standard saying:

“I can tell you who are the players not available for tomorrow: Luiz, for a knee problem, and Musonda. Batshuayi and Kenedy are trying to find the best form to come back and be fit to come back.”

Charly Musonda
Charly Musonda is also unavailable for selection for Chelsea against Swansea City
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