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David Luiz: Patience and maturity the key

David Luiz has plenty of experience in the Premier League so he knows just what an impressive achievement it is to win five games in a row at the start of the season.

We continued our perfect start to life under Maurizio Sarri with a 4-1 success over Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge, with the margin of victory moving us to the top of the early league table.

David Luiz has been a fixture in our defence so far and enjoyed what he has seen of our play with the ball, with the Blues again dominating possession against a side happy to sit back trying to contain.

‘It’s never easy to win one game in the Premier League, let alone five in a row,’ the Brazilian said. ‘It feels good!

‘It was a good game. The team was so mature. When we conceded the goal in the first half, we continued to play our football, our style, our philosophy, and we had patience to score the goals.

‘With a team like Cardiff, they play physically, with a defensive style, a lot of long balls, fighting for free-kicks. It’s not easy to score one goal against them; we scored four. We tried to keep the ball, move quickly to create the gaps and score goals.’

David Luiz also explained just how much he is enjoying playing under Sarri.

‘I love his philosophy. It’s amazing. Before everything he is a great person, as a human he talks with us every single day, he enjoys what he does.

'He is a guy who really loves football, and it’s always special to work with people like him.’

When it comes to the bigger picture, David Luiz is only too aware that we are just midway through September and there is still plenty of football to be played, but he is optimistic for the months ahead. His time at Chelsea has taught him silverware is rarely too far round the corner.

‘In the Premier League you have to think game by game. Chelsea is a big club which will always fight for titles. It doesn’t matter the name of the competition.

‘This year it’s a great opportunity for us if we continue in this way, but it’s too early. We have to keep our feet on the ground and work every day.’

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