Chelsea Injury Update: Key defender a major doubt to face Atletico Madrid

Chelsea are likely to be without the services of David Luiz during Tuesday’s Champions League clash versus Atletico Madrid. Antonio Conte is still expected to name a strong line-up as he looks to oust Diego Simeone’s side, who have reached the finals in two of the last four seasons.

Luiz had a fall-out with Antonio Conte shortly after the 3-0 defeat at Roma last month, and the Brazil international has since been ignored for the Premier League duties, although he did feature in the 4-0 thumping of Qarabag in Europe.

According to The Mail, the 30-year-old played no part in the Blues’ training on Monday, and he is still recuperating from a persistent knee problem sustained after a nasty tackle from Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero last term.

Conte has recently suggested that Luiz will have to work his way back to first-team contention, and recent reports have suggested the centre-back could make a surprise switch to La Liga with either Barcelona or Real Madrid in January.

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