David Luiz says he is “ready for war” as he prepares to return to Chelsea in the Champions League.
Luiz left the Blues for Paris Saint-Germain in summer 2014 after three and a half successful years at Stamford Bridge.
The Brazilian won an FA Cup, a Champions League and a Europa League during his time at Chelsea, leaving just before they won the Premier League under Jose Mourinho in 2015.
The 28-year-old will return to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday as PSG look to defend a 2-1 first-leg advantage against Guus Hiddink’s side.
Luiz scored on his first game back at the club when the two sides met in last season’s round of 16, and the central defender is “ready for war” once again.
“I’m ready for war, for the battle. I think things are looking good for us to qualify,” Luiz said.
“I love giving everything for my team. I know very well it’s not easy to play at Chelsea. They know how to get results. We have to be careful.
On Diego Costa, Luiz added: “Diego is a great player and his style of play is to play with contact, to speak, to intimidate.
“He tries to get defenders yellow cards. For all the match, he is bang, bang, bang.
“He can hit you on the head during the match and then after the match come and embrace you.’