Luiz makes a blunt statement about Hazard after City defeat

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 06/08/2018

David Luiz has made a blunt statement about Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois after Chelsea's defeat against Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday at the Wembley Stadium.

The Stamford Bridge club stumbled to a 2-0 defeat to the Premier League Champions Manchester City with Sergio Aguero grabbing a brace against Maurizio Sarri's men.

Luiz was of the opinion that Chelsea can still compete for the Premier League title without the likes of  Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois in the team.

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He said of a potential post Hazard and Courtois Chelsea:  "Of course. I think Chelsea has a fantastic squad, with fantastic players. I want them to stay because we have top players with the confidence. If they decide to leave, I think we will continue with fantastic players.

"Chelsea wants for the best players to stay. They know Chelsea a lot, so they know what they’ve had here, the fun they’ve had here. Everybody loves them and I hope they can stay."

Chelsea is set to start the Premier League with a trip to the Kirklees Stadium to face Huddersfield.