Chelsea defender Luiz determined to shrug off injury for cup clash

David Luiz wants to play in Chelsea's FA Cup clash with Leicester, despite hobbling out of Stamford Bridge with an ankle injury after their Champions League triumph over Napoli.

David Luiz wants to play in Chelsea's FA Cup clash with Leicester, despite hobbling out of Stamford Bridge with an ankle injury after their Champions League triumph over Napoli.

A limping Luiz said: "It's my ankle. I hurt it when I got a kick but that's normal. This is football.

"I'll go to the training ground for treatment to help me for Sunday. I want to play."

The blues could make wholesale changes after their midweek exertions, including resting captain John Terry, who failed to complete the Napoli match.

Luiz said: "For Chelsea, it is important to have all the players back from injury.

"JT is the captain and a legend for the club. He is a fantastic player and of course it makes me happy when he plays."

 

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