22 Aug, 13:30
Chelsea defender David Luiz has said that Blues boss Antonio Conte told him to "run a lot" during Sunday's Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.
Chelsea entered the London derby off the back of a 3-2 defeat to Burnley on the opening weekend of the new campaign. The champions hit back in impressive style, however, as a double from Marcos Alonso saw them record a 2-1 win over Tottenham in the famous stadium. Luiz was deployed in a midfield role due to the absence of Cesc Fabregas, and the Brazilian has revealed that he was tasked with 'covering the space' of Spurs duo Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli.
-Run! Run a lot! Not to cover the space of Eriksen and Dele Alli. They always play very well between the lines so I was there to close this gap and not leave any space for them to create so I was trying to do my best. It was a clever game because you need to understand that when you play against a very good team sometimes you can keep more of the ball, possession, but sometimes you need to surprise and counter-attack. I think we did great in a clever way, Luiz told Sky Sports News.
Next up for Chelsea is a home game against Everton this weekend.