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Luiz out of Reading clash

22 August 2012 16:46

Chelsea defender David Luiz will not feature in Wednesday's Premier League clash with Reading after picking up a knee injury.

The Brazilian centre-back took to microblogging website Twitter to explain that he has been forced to pull out of the Blues' second league game of the season.

"Good morning #geezers!" he wrote. "I'm a bit sad today, because I can't play tonight, I have a pain (in) my knee."

The 25-year-old had partnered John Terry in the centre of the west London outfit's defence at the DW Stadium during their 2-0 win over Wigan on Sunday.

Gary Cahill is now likely to deputise at Stamford Bridge in his absence.

Former Benfica stopper Luiz is entering his second full season as a Chelsea player after arriving in January 2011 for 25 million euros.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
22 August 2012
Game week
3
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 2
Full-time
4 - 2
Venue
Stamford Bridge (London)
Attendance
41733

Goals

F. Lampard (PG) 18'  
1 - 0
1 - 1
25' P. Pogrebnyak
 (assist by G. McCleary)
1 - 2
G. Cahill 69'
(assist by E. Hazard) 
2 - 2
Fernando Torres 81'
(assist by A. Cole) 
3 - 2
B. Ivanović 90'+5
(assist by E. Hazard) 
4 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
3
26
24 69'
2 90+5'
8 18'
12
7
10
17
9 81'
Coach: R. Di Matteo

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
11
23
16
5
6
22
34
# Player Bookings
9
10
19
6
16
21
24

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23:30
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22:43
22:19
22:07
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20:26
19:35
19:14
18:54
18:31
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18:12
16:53
16:48
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23:45
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22:12
21:21
20:47
20:14
19:58
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18:45
18:23
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07:48
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05:55
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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 21 +30 52
2 21 +29 45
3 21 +25 45
4 21 +26 44
5 21 +15 42
6 21 +12 40
7 21 +9 33
8 21 +0 29
9 21 -6 27
10 21 -8 26
11 21 -7 25
12 21 -9 25
13 21 -7 24
14 21 -13 23
15 21 -10 21
16 21 -5 20
17 21 -10 16
18 21 -25 16
19 21 -20 15
20 21 -26 15

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