22 Aug, 10:00
Chelsea defender David Luiz has termed their opening day defeat as a foundation of their crucial win away at Tottenham Hotspur this Sunday 20 August.
Antonio Conte's charges sprung back from Burnley defeat to silence Spurs 2-0 thanks to a stylish double from Marcos Alonso.
Luiz, who got deployed to a new midfield role in the clash, looked back to the fightinf spirit from Burnley loss as crucial in the downfall of the last season's league runners up.
Great against Burnley
-The victory started in the second half of the first game against Burnley, because we did great then, Luiz says in an interview with his club portal.
-It’s important to show character after a defeat. We had a great mentality, and great character especially as we didn’t start the league very well last week. Playing against a fantastic team, fantastic players, we deserved to win, he added.
Chelsea is now ranked 12 after collecting their maiden win of the 2017 season.