Luiz: I'll be fit to face Leicester

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David Luiz is determined to play in Chelsea's FA Cup clash with Leicester, despite hobbling out of Stamford Bridge after their Champions League triumph over Napoli.

Luiz could barely walk following Wednesday night's thrilling 4-1 extra-time win, having played the full 120 minutes of the last-16 second-leg clash. But the defender, who arguably had one of his best games in a Chelsea jersey, insisted he did not need a rest for Sunday's cup quarter-final.

A limping Luiz said: "It's my ankle. I hurt it when I got a kick but that's normal. This is football. I'll go to the training ground for treatment to help me for Sunday. I want to play."

Chelsea could make wholesale changes after their midweek exertions, including resting captain John Terry, who failed to complete the Napoli match.

That was only the 31-year-old's second game back following his remarkable recovery from knee surgery but his leadership qualities have already shone through.

Luiz said: "For Chelsea, it is important to have all the players back from injury.

"JT is the captain and a legend for the club. He is a fantastic player and of course it makes me happy when he plays."

Another player deserving of a rest is Ramires, who never stopped running on Wednesday night.

Luiz said of his former Benfica team-mate: "The last 20 minutes, it was impossible for some of us to walk and he was running box to box. This is Ramires.

"He is unbelievable. He is a fantastic player I'm happy because he plays for my team."

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