Antonio Conte sends clear message to Chelsea fans about David Luiz

Antonio Conte is expecting to see David Luiz be fit to face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League with Chelsea next week

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

Antonio Conte has told Chelsea fans that he is expecting David Luiz to play for the Blues in their crunch Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid next week.

The Brazilian defender is currently suspended from domestic games after he was shown a straight red card in Chelsea’s goalless draw with Arsenal in the Premier League last weekend.

However, Luiz is available for selection when Chelsea travel to Spain to take on Atletico Madrid in their next Champions League group game on Wednesday night.

Luiz suffered a broken wrist during the first half of Chelsea’s clash with Arsenal last weekend, but Conte is hoping that the Brazilian will play through the pain and feature for the west London side.

Conte told a news conference on Wednesday night: “He must be OK, he must be OK.

“He is an important player for us. For sure, I know what happened at the end of the first half [against Arsenal], for sure he will be ready for the game against Atletico.”

Conte was speaking after having watched his side return to winning ways with a thumping 5-1 victory over Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday night.

The Blues will now aim to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they travel to the bet365 Stadium to take on Stoke City on Saturday afternoon.

The west London side are currently in third place in the Premier League table.

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