Profile: David Luiz
- Current club: Chelsea
- Date of Birth: 22 April 1987
- Birthplace: Diadema, S„o Paulo
- Position: Defender
Trannsforming Chelsea: Why David Luiz deserves Player of Year
COMMENT: Give it to the big number 30. Player of the Year. Give the gong to the Brazilian lad at Chelsea... No, no, not Diego Costa. The one at the back. David Luiz. If we can name only one transformative influence at Chelsea - and there's been many - it has to be Luiz.
Chelsea will seek to extend their nine-point lead over Tottenham Hotspur in the league standings when they take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon.
Premier League leaders Chelsea will seek to move further clear of their rivals when they host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Belgian international Eden Hazard is reportedly deemed doubtful for this weekend's key encounter against Arsenal. The midfielder has been far from his best in recent weeks.
Chelsea take on Hull City in Sunday's late kick-off in the Premier League. The west London giants currently hold a seven-point gap over Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the top of the standings.
Sunderland manager David Moyes has been in contact with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte regarding a loan move for defender Branislav Ivanovic. The Serbian international, 32, is deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.
Premier League leaders Chelsea will have to cope without Diego Costa when they make the visit to Leicester City on Saturday evening.
Chelsea will look to clinch a record 14th straight league win when they make the visit to North London to face Tottenham Hotspur.
Former England international John Terry could end his long-term association with Chelsea in the upcoming transfer window. The centre-back has fallen out-of-favour under Antonio Conte this season.
AC Milan will step up their interest in Daniel Sturridge, should Carlos Bacca depart the club in the January transfer window. The Liverpool striker has struggled to impress under Jurgen Klopp this season.
Barcelona are reportedly interested in a January deal for Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. The Serb has struggled to make himself a regular under Antonio Conte this season.
Juventus are reportedly eyeing a pre-contract agreement for Chelsea defender Branisla Ivanovic. The Serbian international is approaching the final six months of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Chinese outfit¬†Guangzhou Evergrande are eyeing a Bosman move for John Terry when his contract expires at the end of the season. The England international has barely featured for the Blues since his recovery from a ligament injury.
In the weekend's early kick-off, Chelsea welcomed champions Leicester to Stamford Bridge. After an eventful week for Antonio Conte, it was time for his side to bounce back and show why they can be real title challengers. Chelsea steamrolled the first half, playing an attractive style of football, and managed to limit a more lively Leicester in the second half. This was as a result of their 3421 formation, and the fluidity at which it was played.
Barcelona are prepared to lodge a formal offer for Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen. The Dane is currently in the second year of his temporary contract at Borussia Monchengladbach.
Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack feels Leonardo Bonucci would be an added boost to the Blues' backline, should he make the move to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is prepared to break the club's transfer record in order to bring Leonardo Bonucci to Stamford Brdge. The Italy international is currently a key player for Juventus, who are eyeing their sixth straight league title.
Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to lodge a winter approach for Benfica defender¬†Victor Lindelof. The French champions are on the search for a new centre-back after David Luiz opted to rejoin Chelsea in the summer.
Chelsea have been tipped to secure the services of Stefan di Vrij when the transfer window reopens in the New Year. The Netherlands international is expected to pen a fresh contract at Lazio, but this will not deter the Blues' pursuit of his services.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has added Mateo Musachhio to the winter shortlist as he bids to add a new centre-back to his squad. The Argentine was linked with the likes of Barcelona and Arsenal in the summer.
Valencia¬†centre-half¬†Ezequiel Garay¬†has revealed he snubbed an approach from Chelsea during the previous transfer window. The Argentine joined the Spanish outfit from Zenit St. Petersburg on August 31.