Next Game

Thailand v Chelsea

Saturday, 30 May 2015, 12:00

Friendly Match

Stamford Bridge

Last Game

Chelsea 3 - 1 S'land

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Luiz: Chelsea not giving in

David Luiz insists that Chelsea will not give up in the Premier League title race, despite relying on other teams to drop points.

Last Updated: 04/05/14 at 15:24 Post Comment

David Luiz: Says Chelsea will keep fighting in the race for the title

David Luiz: Says Chelsea will keep fighting in the race for the title

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 27-year-old is yet to get his hands on the top-flight trophy since his switch from Benfica in 2011 and he would need Liverpool and Manchester City to slip up in order to do so this season.

The Blues are currently two points behind leaders Liverpool with two games remaining, while City trail Jose Mourinho's side by just one point but with a game in hand.

Lifting the Premier League trophy is now their only chance of silverware this season following their exit from the Champions League at the hands of Atletico Madrid, losing 3-1 at Stamford Bridge in the second leg of their semi-final tie.

Chelsea host Norwich before travelling to Cardiff in their final two fixtures and Luiz was in defiant mood when asked about their chances.

"We will keep fighting in the league," he told the Daily Express.

"We cannot win automatically, so it will be difficult. But we need to fight. Everyone speaks about results. It is a bad season if you don't have trophies at a big club.

"But everyone here is human. Everyone has given their best all season. Everyone can make mistakes.

"But you cannot hide. I do my job every day. I give everything. If there were a lot of bad games when you didn't win, then fine, but we gave our best in so many games. Sometimes it is possible to win, sometimes not.

"Next season there is a plan. We have many fantastic players and everyone wants to win because when you sit at home and watch television, you expect to see Chelsea fighting for trophies."

Luiz also admitted that Diego Simeone's Atletico deserved their win at Stamford Bridge, but that the penalty decision was a turning point, as the La Liga leaders ended Chelsea's hopes of claiming another European trophy.

"Atletico played the same we way did in Spain. They defended well and counter-attacked," he said.

"In the second half, they get a penalty, then we almost score and if it had been 2-2, it would have been a different game. But we lost our organisation and they scored a third.

"That is football. But for me, it is about the personalities. We need to be men. Last season was a poor season until we won a title at the end."

Meanwhile, Luiz has been linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge on a number of occasions - with Barcelona reportedly interested - but he remained coy about his future.

When asked when he would be leaving Chelsea, Luiz told Lancenet: "God knows."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho eyes Premier League title defence with new additions

Jose Mourinho will freshen up his Chelsea squad with new faces as the club look to defend their Premier League title next season.

Hull suffer Premier League relegation as Newcastle beat West Ham

Hull City suffered relegation on a goal-laden final day in the Premier League after Newcastle secured a 2-0 victory over West Ham.

Hull 0-0 Manchester United: Steve Bruce's men suffer final-day relegation

Hull City were relegated from the Premier League after they drew 0-0 with Manchester United, who had Marouane Fellaini sent off.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company