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David Luiz Moreira Marinho | Defensemen

Team: Chelsea
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185

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A reckless David Luiz scored an own goal to help Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-1 win over Chelsea in the Champions League.
David Luiz started the game well but became more and more reckless and inconsistent in the second half. 16 minutes into the second half, he deflected a free-kick into his own net. The Brazilian has been the direct reason for several Chelsea goals this season and it appears Mourinho has been fed up with him as well. Luiz was subbed off at halftime during Chelsea's last Premier League game but a lack of midfield options forced Mourinho to play him this time out. Nemanja Matic is not allowed to play for Chelsea in the Champions League this season and with Ramires facing a one-match ban, Luiz may have to feature in the second-leg as well. Apr 2 - 7:33 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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David Luiz is likely to start against Crystal Palace and holds good fantasy value for the week.

Ramires is still suspended and Frank Lampard will most likely be saved for Chelsea's Champions League match in midweek, leading us to believe David Luiz has a good chance to start in midfield on Saturday. With the possibility of a clean sheet in addition to his knack for attacking points, Luiz is worth playing at £ 10.74M. I would suggest having a bench option available in case Luiz doesn't start.
Mar 28 - 1:07 PM

David Luiz, who has been sidelined with a groin injury, is back in training ahead of Chelsea's Champion's League match with Galatasary.

David Luiz has only a four minute cameo in league play since February 11, and will be a welcome addition to Jose Mourinho's options for the run in, but there is no need to grab him for fantasy this week with Chelsea only having the one match in a heavy double gameweek. The Galatasaray clash today promises some intriguing storylines, most notably a homecoming for Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge, where he spent the prime of his career, scoring 100 PL goals.
Source: SkySports
Mar 18 - 11:30 AM

David Luiz will be absent for Chelsea's trip to Aston Villa this weekend.

Luiz has been fighting various injuries this season and he will be missing once again. John Terry and Gary Cahill should start at center-back. Luiz is expected back a week from now.
Mar 14 - 6:30 PM

David Luiz will face a late fitness test before Chelsea face Tottenham on Saturday.

Luiz has been dealing with a hip injury and despite making a short appearance off the bench last time out, he is still questionable for Saturday. While John Terry and Gary Cahill are healthy, Luiz is not guaranteed a spot in Chelsea's rotation and can be a very risky fantasy play. Avoid him for now.
Mar 7 - 5:24 PM

David Luiz came on off the bench for a few minutes in Chelsea's 3-1 win over Fulham.

Luiz came on for defensive purposes once Chelsea were already up 3-1 and didn't do anything spectacular. The good news is that he's healthy enough to be on the pitch and he should be 100% fit by the time Chelsea play again. Even when healthy, I would avoid Luiz due to his lack of a guaranteed starting spot.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 1 - 12:26 PM

David Luiz will be assessed today and has a 50/50 chance of making the squad for the match against Fulham tomorrow.

Luiz has been dealing with a hip injury and has missed Chelsea's last few games. He is behind John Terry and Gary Cahill on the pecking order and likely won't be risked against a side like Fulham. He sometimes makes an appearance in midfield, but Nemanja Matic was rested midweek and it's unlikely Mourinho goes with two extremely defensive midfielders. Luiz's best chance for action is a short appearance off the bench, but I wouldn't count on him being a good fantasy option this week.
Feb 28 - 2:27 PM

David Luiz, Oscar, and John Obi Mikel are all available for selection in the Champions League clash against Galatasaray tomorrow.

Luiz and Mikel missed the Everton clash due to minor injuries and Oscar was taken off at halftime with an ankle problem. All three have recovered and will be available should Jose Mourinho choose he needs them. With Matic missing due to ineligibility, Luiz or Mikel will probably start in midfield. Chelsea have no new injury concerns and Mourinho will likely go with his best available squad considering the importance of this match.
Source: Express
Feb 25 - 9:52 AM

David Luiz will miss Chelsea's match against Everton due to a muscle injury.

The Brazilian is not expected out for long and muscle injuries usually don't take very long to heal up. Mourinho is hopeful Luiz can return to face Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday so it seems he should definitely be healthy by the time Premier League action comes around next weekend. Luiz is a good fantasy pick due to his attacking capabilities and Chelsea's great defensive record but he also poses a risk due to his lack of regular playing time. Have a backup ready if you choose to play him in the future.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 21 - 12:09 PM

David Luiz missed Chelsea's last Premier League due to suspension for accumulated yellow cards but will be available this weekend.

Luiz usually plays as a center back but Frank Lampard's absence could force him to play in midfield. Luiz would be a good fantasy pick if he was guaranteed playing time, but it seems Mourinho doesn't trust the Brazilian as much as the rest of his squad so if you were to play Luiz, make sure to have a reliable backup on the bench.
Source: DailyMail
Jan 10 - 4:55 PM

David Luiz will serve a one match ban on New Years Day for having accumulated five yellow cards on the season.

Luiz played in both of Chelsea's last two games but still hasn't established a consistent role under Jose Mourinho so he won't be desperately missed. Gary Cahill and John Terry will probably start at center-back against Southampton while Ramires and John Obi Mikel take care of defensive midfield duties.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 05:08:00 PM

David Luiz played the entire match against Steaua Bucharest the Champions League today in place of Gary Cahill.

Luiz has recovered from his knee injury and the 90 minutes show he is fully fit. It's uncertain if he can earn regular playing time but I wouldn't doubt him get the start again on Saturday to give John Terry a rest. Rumors continue coming in about Luiz leaving Chelsea during January and the Blues could give him extra playing time in the coming weeks to increase his value. Ashley Cole also returned to the starting lineup in place of Cesar Azpilicueta.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 07:54:00 PM

David Luiz is still out with a knee injury and will miss Chelsea's trip to Stoke City.

Luiz is expected to return around mid-December and we could see him feature against Crystal Palace next Saturday. Gary Cahill and John Terry are the favorites to start again but with everyone tired from a congested schedule, I wouldn't be surprised to see Branislav Ivanovic replace one of them while Cesar Azpilicueta and Ashley Cole work the flanks. If you plan on playing any of them in fantasy, have a reliable backup ready just in case.

David Luiz did not travel with Chelsea to Switzerland and will not be available for the team's Champions League game against Basel due to an injury.

Luiz has suffered a bruised knee cap but the injury shouldn't keep him out for long. The Brazilian has lost his spot in Mourinho's team and as long as John Terry and Gary Cahill remain healthy, Luiz will not have a solid spot in the rotation. Don't be surprised to see him leave in January as there is interest from multiple teams.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 12:06:00 PM

Rumors about David Luiz joining Barcelona have once again resurfaced as we approach January's transfer window.

Luiz has had an inconsistent role under Jose Morinho and seems to be out of favor at the moment. He made a crucial mistake a few weeks ago that resulted in a conceded goal and hasn't seen the pitch much after. Barcelona need to strengthen the defense and Luiz would be a perfect fit for them. It was surprising Luiz didn't join Barcelona over the summer, and it will be surprising if he doesn't join them now.
Source: La Liga Blog
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 04:11:00 PM