Thibaut Courtois sends message to Chelsea fans about David Luiz

Chelsea star defender David Luiz would have probably missed the Blues' next few matches whether or not he had gotten sent off against Arsenal on the weekend.

David Luiz suffered a small fracture in his wrist against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge last Sunday, Sky sources understand.

Andreas Christensen is expected to replace Luiz in Conte's starting XI until the Brazil worldwide is available again.

The Blues, who play against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday in a Carabao Cup tie and then Stoke City on Saturday, have their toughest match of the season - so far - coming up on September 30.

Former Premier League referee Keith Hackett suggested in his Telegraph Sport column that Chelsea need to get in a representative from the Professional Game Match Officials Limited or David Ellery to talk to head coach Antonio Conte and his players.

He was given a straight red card for making a flying lunge at Arsenal left back Sead Kolasinac.

The Italian said: 'Christensen is a very young player but I think he is a good player and I trust him.

"He's a great player and a great leader but we have confidence in the other guys as well".

It is the third time in a row in which Chelsea have been reduced to 10 men against the Gunners, who earned a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge, but Wenger believes that the referee made the right call.

  • Jo Lloyd