David Luiz to start: Twitter reacts as Chelsea's returning centre-back to start v Liverpool [Tweets]Published September 15, 2016
Football fans have taken to social media in their droves, after Chelsea boss Antonio Conte revealed that David Luiz is set to start for the Blues in their crunch Premier League encounter against Liverpool on Friday night.
The flamboyant Brazilian will make his first appearance since returning to Chelsea from Paris Saint-Germain on transfer deadline day after captain John Terry was ruled out of tomorrow night’s clash with strained foot ligaments.
Speaking ahead of his side’s match against the Merseyside club, Blues boss Antonio Conte confirmed that Luiz would start, and has backed his defender to be up the huge test that Jurgen Klopp’s side will ask of the Chelsea back-line.
“We expect him to play very well,” Conte told reporters. “We know David is a good player.”
Whilst it’s too early to talk about title implications, early form suggests that both sides will certainly be challenging to win the league this season, making Friday’s match-up even more fascinating.
Ahead of Friday’s game, fans have taken to Twitter to voice their views on the news that David Luiz will be tasked with stopping Liverpool’s formidable front line.
Take a look at some of the Tweets below.
Sadio Mané is going to send David Luiz back to France tomorrow.
Sadio Mané is going to send David Luiz back to France tomorrow.— - (@AnfieldRd96) September 15, 2016
There's a hole in my soul that can only be fixed by David Luiz taking free kicks from 40 yards out
There's a hole in my soul that can only be fixed by David Luiz taking free kicks from 40 yards out— B (@Brianisavitamin) September 15, 2016
Bet David luiz has a stormer tomorrow— Sam Mcloughlin (@mumblemac666) September 15, 2016
Glad you're all laughing at David Luiz. Absolutely NOT setting him up to have the game of his life tomorrow. No sir.
Glad you're all laughing at David Luiz. Absolutely NOT setting him up to have the game of his life tomorrow. No sir.— Graham (@_GS87) September 15, 2016
David luiz will play tomorrow ???????— zulfiqarrr (@zzzull_) September 15, 2016