Luiz be­lieves Chelsea spirit can lift Blues

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports International Football -

BY AMITAI WINE­HOUSE/ David Luiz be­lieves the at­mos­phere within the Chelsea squad can help his side emerge from dif­fi­cult patches this sea­son and achieve in the Pre­mier League. Luiz re­turned to Stam­ford Bridge on dead­line day af­ter two years with Paris Saint-Ger­main. He has set­tled back into life at Chelsea with aplomb, fea­tur­ing in ev­ery game since An­to­nio Conte switched to a 3-4-3 sys­tem.

The Brazil in­ter­na­tional is sur­rounded at Chelsea by a num­ber of com­pa­tri­ots, but he clar­i­fied that he got on well with the en­tire squad.

Luiz told Chelsea TV: “I have a great re­la­tion­ship with the Brazil­ians and with the other ones. “It’s im­por­tant for us, the group and for the at­mos­phere to pass some time to­gether also out­side be­cause it can make the dif­fer­ence in the de­tails in­side the pitch.

“The team spirit can make the dif­fer­ence when you pass dur­ing the sea­son through some bad mo­ments, it can help to change these kinds of things. “So it’s im­por­tant for us to have a great re­la­tion­ship with ev­ery­body.” Luiz and Chelsea have not con­ceded in any of their last five Pre­mier League games, tak­ing max­i­mum points to pro­pel them­selves to sec­ond in the top flight.

The 29-year-old has made seven ap­pear­ances in the Pre­mier League since re­turn­ing to Eng­land. Conte’s side travel to the River­side to take on Mid­dles­brough on Sun­day.

/REUTERS

Chelsea man­ager An­to­nio Conte with John Terry and David Luiz af­ter the match against Ever­ton in a Pre­mier League match at Stam­ford Bridge, Nov 5.

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