David Luiz: I have nothing to prove at Chelsea

David Luiz insists he has nothing to prove at Chelsea after the defender was left out of the squad to face Fulham at the weekend

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David Luiz joined Chelsea from Benfica in 2011 Photo: The Sport Review

David Luiz insists he has nothing to prove at Chelsea after the defender was left out of the squad to face Fulham last weekend.

The Brazilian returned to the starting line-up for Tuesday’s League Cup win at Swindon after being left out of the 18-man matchday squad for the clash against the Cottagers.

But the 26-year-old, who has only featured in one Premier League game so far this season, feels comfortable with his position under new boss Jose Mourinho.

“It was just one game,” Luiz is quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard. “Sometimes when other players go out of the team, people don’t say anything.

“I don’t need to prove anything. Everyone knows who David Luiz is, I want to play football and enjoy myself on the pitch so when I have an opportunity to play, I want to enjoy just that. I am just one player in the team. Sometimes the manager can put me in, sometimes not. It’s his choice.

“This is a big club and we have many, many good players. If Chelsea just had 11 players we would win nothing.

“We don’t have to prove anything. We just have to show we want to play. Everyone had an opportunity to play against Swindon and show our football.”

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