David Luiz relishing Chelsea's fixture pile-up
Chelsea to play six games in 16 days amid fixture congestion
Chelsea defender David Luiz is relishing the club's upcoming fixture schedule, as he claims training is "boring".
The west London outfit host West Ham United at Stamford Bridge today, before Rafael Benitez's men go off to their respective international sides. Upon their return, Chelsea's fixture list goes into overdrive, with six games in 16 days.
The business end of the season is fast approaching and as for Chelsea, they have a lot more games than most teams.
After drawing their original FA Cup tie with Manchester United, they have been forced into playing a replay, as well as fitting in their Europa League ties with Russian side Rubin Kazan, not to mention continuing with their Premier League responsibilities.
Despite the prospect of a busy and demanding period, Luiz cannot wait to get stuck in as Chelsea look to clear the backlog of fixtures.
"Personally for me it is amazing," the Brazil defender said. "I like to play games. I don't like to train, it's boring sometimes.
"I love to play games, so if I had to play every day I would want to. You need to rest sometimes but I prefer to play games than training, for sure."
If Chelsea were to reach the finals in both the FA Cup and the Europa League, they would end up playing over 70 games in the season.
Luiz added: "I want to play. I want to be on the pitch. Sometimes I am tired, but when I'm on the bench I'm not tired. I love to play football."
Looking ahead to today's clash with West Ham, Luiz is confident the Blues can take all three points.
"I want to end this week with a great result on Sunday. It's a difficult game but we play at home and we need to win."
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