26-Year-Old Defender Chelsea Premier
Despite playing 63 minutes of Wednesday's international friendly in South Africa, Luiz has been ruled out of Saturday's Premier League match against Tottenham due to a groin injury, the Daily Mail reports. Manager Jose Mourinho said ‘We are not this kind of club who won't send players off to their national teams if they are injured. We want the players to have the pride to play for their national team. They go with problems, sometimes. David was injured with us and missed some important matches, like Galatasaray when he was not ready. But he went to the national team injured."
Fantasy owners who were encouraged by Luiz's play Wednesday are surely disappointed that the defender won't be available in a Premier League gameweek that features on 10 teams playing due to FA Cup conflicts.