Luiz believes Chelsea spirit can lift Blues
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.
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.