Chelsea defender David Luiz denies he's a 'bully'.

Luiz was criticised for his heavy challenge on Jake Reeves last Sunday, when his shoulder collided with the Brentford player's face just before the end of Chelsea's 4-0 victory.

He told the London Evening Standard: "I didn't try to hurt the guy. I was just trying to be strong and didn't mean to go so high. I arrived a little late but it wasn't intentional. I could show you 30 challenges that have been worse over the season.

"I play with intensity but I never want to hurt another player. I gave my shirt to him and told him I was sorry. I wanted to know if he was okay. He gave me a hug and I wished him good luck for the future."