Antonio Conte delivers update on David Luiz ahead of Burnley v Chelsea

Antonio Conte reveals that David Luiz has been suffering with a minor knee problem at Chelsea in recent weeks

Antonio Conte has revealed that David Luiz has been playing through a minor knee injury for Chelsea in recent weeks.

The Brazilian defender has been one of the Blues’ standout performers this season following his surprise transfer back to Stamford Bridge from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

Luiz has been a regular fixture in the heart of Chelsea’s defence since Conte opted to switch to a 3-4-3 formation at Stamford Bridge.

The Brazil international has been in good form and has already scored one goal in 20 games for the Blues.

However, Conte has revealed that Luiz has been struggling with a minor knee injury in recent weeks.

Speaking at his pre-match news conference on Friday, Conte said: “David Luiz plays with a bit of pain in his knee but he is still performing well.”

Luiz will be hoping to feature for the Blues when Chelsea take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon.

MORE: The latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: The latest Chelsea player tweets

The Blues head into this weekend’s round of Premier League fixtures having built a nine-point lead at the top of the table.

Thibaut Courtois
Thibaut Courtois reacts to Chelsea FC reaching Champions League final
Pep Guardiola
Dimitar Berbatov states his prediction for Man City v Chelsea FC
Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes urges Man United duo to stay at the club
Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher reacts to Chelsea FC reaching the Champions League final
Pep Guardiola
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man City v Chelsea FC
Thibaut Courtois
Thibaut Courtois reacts to Chelsea FC reaching Champions League final
Pep Guardiola
Dimitar Berbatov states his prediction for Man City v Chelsea FC
Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes urges Man United duo to stay at the club
Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher reacts to Chelsea FC reaching the Champions League final
Pep Guardiola
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man City v Chelsea FC
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature