Chelsea defender David Luiz has played 26 of Chelsea’s 28 Premier League games this season and six more in other competitions. This is a huge increase from just 16 appearances last season under Antonio Conte.
Chelsea will have 17 more matches to play this season if we progress to the Europa League final in May and 32-year-old Luiz is confident he can handle the fixture load because of the help he’s been getting from a trainer.
“I’m (feeling) very good. I rested against Fulham. You have to do something special in the football, to have someone working with you every single game,” Luiz said, as quoted on Standard Sport.
“I’ve had someone working with me since three weeks before the (2012) Champions League final in Munich and he still works with me now.
“We have to invest in our bodies and to have someone looking after me. I work with Chelsea, but also at home with him.
“He is someone who worked with Didier (Drogba), (Florent) Malouda and (Salomon) Kalou.
“Someone who works very well. He works a lot in prevention. Before something happens, he works in prevention.”
Luiz was rested for Chelsea’s 2-1 win at Fulham on Sunday but could start Chelsea’s Europa League clash against Dynamo Kiev on Thursday at Stamford Bridge.