Chelsea Injury News: Antonio Conte delivers major update on defender

CHELSEA defender David Luiz has NOT suffered a serious injury, his manager Antonio Conte has confirmed.

Luiz limped off in the 82nd minute of Chelsea’s 3-0 win at Everton today.

Goals from Pedro, Gary Cahill and Willian secured the routine win.

Dvid Luiz has been carrying a knee injury and it was feared he may have seriously hurt himself today.

But Conte has confirmed the centre-half should be available for Chelsea’s clash with Middlesbrough a week tomorrow.

“Conte says he doesn’t think David Luiz’s injury is a serious one. He hopes to have him available for the next game.” #CFC

“Conte says he is very pleased with Nathan Ake’s impact and adds the Dutchman played like a ‘veteran’.” #CFC

Nathan Ake replaced Luiz for the final stages of the game and Conte said the Dutchman played like a “veteran” in keeping out Toffees striker Romelu Lukaku.

It was only Ake’s fourth appearances for Chelsea since he returned from a loan spell at Bournemouth in January.

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