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David Luiz gives classy response to provocative question from Geoff Shreeves

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It's been a big week for David Luiz, one which he capped off with a fine performance for Chelsea as they came from behind to beat fellow title contenders Manchester City 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Coming off the back of such an emotional few days, the Brazilian can now take some time to reflect upon everything that has gone on in his homeland as well as relax after such an important victory.

But while his side came away with all three points, ugly scenes marred the end of the game following a wild two-footed tackle on David Luiz from City striker Sergio Aguero.

The incident earned the Argentine striker a red card, which was the first of two on a dire afternoon for Pep Guardiola's men, with Fernandinho being given his marching orders for putting his hands around Cesc Fabregas' throat.

And while David Luiz is often seen as one of football's more cartoonish characters, he showed how classy he can be during the post-match interview.

Geoff Shreeves has a bit of a record for stirring the pot in the post match chat, and having been accused of trying to make Branislav Ivanovic cry once upon a time, Chelsea players have been wary of the Sky Sports man ever since.

Shreeves caught up with David Luiz and teammate Diego Costa and asked the defender for his thoughts on the tackle.

Certainly, the Sky Sports camera panning down to show the player's heavily iced knee seems cynical, and came across as quite provocative.

But instead of rising to the bait, the defender keeps it classy by insisting that he didn't want to speak about it given there are more important things to worry about.

"I don’t want to speak about these kind of things," he said.

"Sometimes other players are frustrated with the result.

“Aguero is an amazing player, scores a lot of goals, gives a lot for football, so I prefer to not talk about this.

“I prefer to give this victory to those in Brazil.”

Chelsea's victory has now given them a four-point lead at the top of the table. However, Liverpool, who lie in second, still have a game in hand.

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David Luiz
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Chelsea
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