Chelsea defender David Luiz has publicly embraced the pressure surrounding the London club as Jose Mourinho aims to reclaim the Premier League trophy with the Blues this season. The Brazilian defender has been a versatile figure for Mourinho this season, playing at the heart of defense as well as in midfield for the league leaders.
The Blues have 57 points from their opening 26 matches this season, leaving them just one point ahead of fellow title favorites Arsenal, and three points ahead of a rampant Manchester City side, who have a game in hand. City’s goal difference is far superior to Chelsea’s, but Luiz embraces the pressure of this season’s title race. Safari-Casino is a Norwegian casino site where punters may be inclined to tip Chelsea for the title, especially after the Brazilian’s comments this week.
“I love pressure, you don’t need to take pressure of me because I love pressure and that’s why I play for a big club – that’s why I am here,” Luiz told Sky Sports. “We are not afraid, we are top of the league now, we are happy with this. We keep working hard every day. Of course I respect everyone, every team, but we need to do our job.”
The Blues have picked up right where they left off with Mourinho in his second stint at the club, maintaining another prolonged unbeaten streak at home in the league this season. That will be put to the test on Saturday when the Blues play host to high-flying Everton at Stamford Bridge.