​Chelsea have received a blow with the news that defender David Luiz will be out for another month through injury.

The Brazilian was supposed to be nearing his comeback but has suffered a setback and will now be unavailable for a crucial part of the Blues season.

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It could actually mean Luiz may not start again for the club. There is only a couple of months left of this season, and he is very much out-of-favour at the moment under Antonio Conte. Young centre-half Andreas Christensen has forced his way into the side and Antonio Rudiger has also done well in parts.

Reports have claimed there has been a bust-up between the pair, and speculation has linked the player with a move away from Stamford Bridge.

As reported by the ​Evening Standard, Luiz has travelled to see a specialist in ​Barcelona on more than one occasion this season about his knee, but problems still persist for the 30-year-old. 


With games coming thick and fast in the ​Premier League, the Champions League and the FA Cup, Luiz's struggles are not ideal, especially with Christensen going through his first rocky patch at the moment.

The former Paris Saint-Germain star, re-signed by ​Chelsea in 2016, has started just four games since November, ​which was when he was dropped indefinitely by Conte after several underwhelming displays at the back.