David Luiz’s season is starting to begin to look even more miserable, with the news coming out that the Brazilian defender is set to spend even more time on the injury table. It is believed he will be heading to Barcelona to see a knee specialist in a bid to save his chances of playing again during this campaign, according to reports.

The defender has not undergone any operations so far, having been knocked back with knee and ankle injuries, however, he has set his aims of being fit and available for selection for when they host Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on April 1.

Torrid times at the Bridge

Chelsea have had a pretty torrid time themselves, with an irregular form pattern that has seen Antonio Conte’s side pick up a number of defeats in a year they were expected to challenge to retain their Premier League trophy.

The Italian manager has had his frustrations during his second year at Stamford Bridge, which has included public outbursts with the way the club is handled and the lack of movement when the transfer windows were open. However, injuries have also blighted the Blues’ chances of being crowned the champions for the second season in a row.

Luiz has struggled to make an impact

Luiz is one of those who has struggled to make an impact during the season, having fallen out of favour with Conte at the beginning of the season, and his current injury problems have seen him have a very limited time on the pitch.

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The defender, who re-joined the Stamford Bridge club in August 2016 after spending two years with Paris Saint-Germain, played for Chelsea 38 times during their title-winning campaign, but he has only been able to make ten appearances so far this year, having last featured in their 4-1 defeat to Watford on February 5.

What does the future hold for David Luiz?

Luiz has been linked with moves away from the Blues in the past, with suggestions that he could have joined London rivals Arsenal in January. However, a move has failed to materialise, but it remains to be seen on whether he will feature for Chelsea when fit and available, or be moved on again in the summer.

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