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Brazil v Costa Rica: David Guzman, Johan Venegas, Christian Bolanos, and Celso Borges of Costa Rica

Category: World Cup 2018

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – JUNE 22: David Guzman, Johan Venegas, Christian Bolanos, and Celso Borges of Costa Rica look dejected following their sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte issues challenge to David Luiz after bringing him back for squad to face West Brom News

Category: Euro news

  • Antonio Conte has told David Luiz what he must do as he returns for Chelsea
  • Luiz was axed for the win over Manchester United before the international break
  • Conte says Luiz must now accept the decision and respond to it
  • READ MORE: Chelsea star disagrees with Antonio Conte’s decision to axe David Luiz

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has told David Luiz what he must do next after returning to the squad for this weekend’s trip to West Brom.

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FIFA Legends Bebeto and David Trezeguet hold the FIFA World Cup Trophy in Moscow

Category: World Cup 2018

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 09: FIFA Legends Bebeto and David Trezeguet stay with the trophy during official kickoff event FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour at Luzhniki stadium on September 9, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
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David Villa #7 of New York City FC

Category: World Cup 2018

ORLANDO, FL – MARCH 05: David Villa #7 of New York City FC is seen on the field during a MLS soccer match between New York City FC and Orlando City SC at the Orlando City Stadium on March 5, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

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David Luiz’s injury creates issues for Chelsea

Category: Euro news

David Luiz featured for Chelsea again yesterday afternoon with a heavily strapped right leg. That makes it four games in a row that the Brazilian has played through the pain barrier, and while his standards haven’t dropped through that period, it has worrying implications.

While Kurt Zouma, John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic are ready to fill in for Gary Cahill at a moment’s notice, the lack of a backup for Luiz is more concerning. If there was a ready-made replacement to play in the former PSG man’s role, we undoubtedly would have seen them at some point. As it stands, Terry would be the best replacement given his passing ability, but his lack of mobility and reluctance to move ahead of the defensive line make him an imperfect replacement.

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