Conte hopes Chelsea star can play against Atletico Madrid with injury.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is hoping David Luiz can play against Atletico Madrid with a broken wrist.

Antonio Conte

David Luiz suffered a broken wrist during the first half against Arsenal on Sunday, but continued to play until being sent off.

The Brazilian sustained the injury in Sunday’s goalless draw with the Gunners when he clattered into the advertising hoardings at the end of the first half.

David Luiz falling. Source: the Sun.

The Brazil defender continued in the second half until he was dismissed after 87 minutes for a reckless tackle on Sead Kolasinac which saw him given a three-game suspension.

Luiz missed Wednesday night’s 5-1 Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest and will also be ineligible for the Premier League clashes with Stoke and, crucially, Manchester City.

But Conte expects Luiz to play at Atletico in the Champions League next Wednesday.
“He must be okay,” Conte said.
“David is an important player for us. For sure he will be ready for the game against Atletico Madrid.”
In Luiz’s absence, Chelsea’s youngsters impressed against Championship Forest.

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