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Chelsea defender Luiz ‘feeling fresh’ this season

Chelsea defender David Luiz has revealed that he feels in top shape this season after playing very little football under Antonio Conte last campaign.

Brazil international Luiz only made 10 Premier League appearances last season due to a combination of injury problems and a fallout with former Chelsea boss Conte.

However, new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has already revealed that he sees the 31-year-old defender as a key part of his plans at Stamford Bridge and Luiz reckons the rest he had last season will actually stand him in good stead in the current campaign.

“I think I always have to feel fresh start because I am getting old! It is amazing to play football, of course last season was not the best for me inside the pitch, but also I learned a lot outside the pitch as a person, as a man. It is always great to be on the pitch.’’ He told Sky Sports.

“I learned a lot, sometimes you have to be patient, sometimes you have to take care of your body, sometimes you have to learn from outside to be good in the future. So for me it was great.

“I got time to take care of my body; many times I was on the pitch in pain, and I never refused to play one game. It was good to rest and be fresh.

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