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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
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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 25 +34 60
2 25 +22 52
3 25 +28 50
4 25 +26 50
5 25 +24 49
6 25 +17 48
7 25 +13 41
8 25 +3 37
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