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David Luiz has expressed hopes that he has proven himself to new manager Maurizio Sarri.

Luiz insisted that he is fit and ready to fight for a place in the team, as there are beliefs that Chelsea might not really need reinforcements in the center-back positions.

Regardless, Chelsea are on the lookout with Juve’s Mattia Caidara emerging as a potential target for the Blues this summer.

Talks of a deal for Daniele Rugani have cooled off as Chelsea are now interested in a £35 million deal for fellow team-mate Caidara.

David Luiz is set to start for the Blues in the game against Arsenal on Wednesday and he stated:

“I had a lot of time to take care of me last year, so now I’m 100 per cent. “I love this philosophy (of Sarri). We play high, with a lot of possession of the ball, in a technical way. The coach is trying to help us every single day to learn quickly his philosophy.

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“He does not want me to change as a player. It is the same style – play from the back, build from the back, try to help the guys, try to be in line.

“People know me – I like to be happy, to enjoy my life. We have the best job in the world. The coach comes as a human being. If you’re not happy doing your job it doesn’t matter if you’re a footballer or not. We have to be happy to do our best.

“He is playing a different system. It is his decision. He has many players who can play with four in the back, three in the back, five in the back, so he is the one to decide.

“We are training really hard every single day, double sessions, to learn quickly.

“If we are dedicated every day and doing things every single day in training, especially at the beginning we are trying to learn quickly.”

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Whilst speaking on possible defensive additions, he added:

“It is a challenge for everybody. It is good to have fantastic players, more than just 11. We have many players that can play in the starting 11, so it is a positive challenge for everybody.”

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