“Everyone knows who David Luiz is,” says centre back.
Chelsea’s David Luiz says he has nothing to prove after being dropped for the club’s last Premier League match with Fulham.
The Brazil international defender was omitted from the squad for the 2-0 win over the Cottagers at Stamford Bridge but returned to the line up for the Capital One Cup win over League One Swindon on Tuesday.
Luiz insists he is unconcerned by his omission and believes he has nothing to prove.
“It was just one game,” Luiz said. “Sometimes when other players go out of the team, people don’t say anything.
“I don’t need to prove anything. Everyone knows who David Luiz is, I want to play football and enjoy myself on the pitch so when I have an opportunity to play, I want to enjoy just that.
“I am just one player in the team. Sometimes the manager can put me in, sometimes not. It’s his choice.”
Juan Mata was also left out of the 18 for the West London derby but returned as Jose Mourinho made ten changes for the clash at the County Ground.
Luiz said the out-of-favour dup simply have to demonstrate their desire to return to the Blues’ first team.
“We don’t have to prove anything,” he said. “We just have to show that we want to play. ”
“Everyone had an opportunity to play and show our football and that’s it.
“This is a big club and we have many, many good players. If Chelsea just had 11 players we could win nothing.”