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David Luiz takes to Instagram as PSG arrive in London

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David Luiz is back in London with Paris Saint Germain as they prepare to face Chelsea tomorrow in the Champions League - but he still has time for a little sight-seeing.

The Brazilian, who spent three-and-a-half seasons at Chelsea, snapped a picture of Big Ben for his Instagram followers. The caption alongside the photo read: 'Right time to be back! #LondonCity #Amazing #BigBen #BeautifulDay'.

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After the first leg of the last-16 clash ended in a 1-1 draw in the Parc des Princes three weeks ago, a goalless draw will be enough to see the Parisians through. Luiz has warned Jose Mourinho, who he spent a year under at Chelsea, not to park the bus and play counter-attacking football as PSG boast the players to break them down. 

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Luiz will be desperate to perform

The 27-year-old told The Mirror: 'I know how Jose (Mourinho) will prepare for this, he will be telling the boys to be patient and hit us on the counter attack.

'He knows that we need to score and that they don't, I know that is his way. We must be careful because I know that Chelsea have the ability to hurt on the counter attack, but they must be careful as well.

'To sit back and just defend against Zlatan (Ibrahimovic), (Edinson) Cavani and (Ezequiel) Lavezzi can also be very dangerous, so it is not just us who have to be careful.'

Luiz, a Champions League winner with the Blues in 2012 also praised the performance of 'keeper Thibaut Courtois in the first-leg and believes he is the only reason Laurent Blanc's side do not travel to the capital with a lead.

PSG have a point to prove

“It is important we believe we can win, and the team think we can", he said.

"I thought we were the better team in Paris.

“If Chelsea did not have Courtois in goal we would have won the game. He was unbelievable, it is clear that Chelsea have one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

“Stamford Bridge is a big weapon for Chelsea, they are very strong there.

“It is not often they lose there, but this is a special Champions League night and we must believe we can go and get a positive result.

“We have players that are used to big occasions, and playing in big stadiums, we know we can do this.”

Luiz was highly regarded amongst Chelsea supporters during his time in west London. His cavalier approach was sometimes costly but he certainly provided a sparkle every time he stepped onto the pitch.

He became the world's most expensive defender last summer when PSG paid £50million for his services. He has played in 21 games and scored twice for the French champions this season. 

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