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Chelsea dealt blow as Luiz ruled out for crucial Barcelona clash

David Luiz is set to miss the next month of football.

The Chelsea defender has suffered ankle and knee problems this season. He has only made one start since October.

And that dry stint is likely to continue for the rest of March.

This means he'll miss important fixtures, such as the Champions League last-16 second leg against Barcelona at the Nou Camp, an FA Cup quarter-final against Leicester City and a vitally important clash with Tottenham Hotspur in the league.

Antonio Conte has preferred other options to Luiz this season, most notably Andreas Christensen. But even still, with the amount of games coming up, the Brazilian would've been handy to have for selection.

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