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Chelsea's season looks s***, says Luiz

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David Luiz has admitted Chelsea's season will be declared a failure unless they pull off a miraculous recovery and win the Premier League title.

Despite a hard-fought victory at Anfield on Sunday, unexpected defeats to Sunderland and Crystal Palace in recent weeks mean Chelsea need Manchester City and league leaders Liverpool to slip up in their final games to have a chance of getting back into title contention, with Luiz suggesting a season without silverware is unacceptable for the west London club.

Luiz was part of the Chelsea side which lost the Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, with his summation of the campaign pieced together by Jose Mourinho in his first season back at Stamford Bridge leaving little to the imagination.

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"You can say it is a shit season if you don't have trophies in a season at a big club, that is true," Luiz said. "The season we won the Champions League [in 2012] was a shit season until the end and then we won two titles.

"We are a big club and we want to win trophies, but the most important thing is to have a personality. You need to fight in many situations. This is sport, this is football. Everyone speaks about results, that's true.

"If there were many poor games, when you didn't play, didn't run, didn't give your best then fine, but we gave our best in many, many games like Wednesday, but sometimes it's possible to win sometimes not.

"Now, we keep fighting in the league because mathematically we can win. We cannot win automatically, it will be difficult."

Images of Chelsea skipper John Terry crying at the final whistle of the Atletico Madrid game were beamed around the world on television, but Luiz insisted the veteran defender was not alone in showing his emotion.

"Everyone is crying," Luiz said. "Nobody likes to lose a Champions League semi-final, not just John.

"We have to remember we are lucky people who have the best job in the world. We have to respect that people at home do not have the same life as us."

Luiz admits his Chelsea future is out of his hands, with fresh reports emerging in recent days suggesting he could be among those allowed to leave the club as boss Mourinho plans an overhaul of his squad this summer - with Tottenham's Paulinho the latest player linked.

But he suggested he has bought into the manager's plans for next season. "My future is about God," Luiz said. "I do my job every day and this is all I can do.

"Next season there is a plan at Chelsea. We have many, many fantastic players and everyone wants to win trophies because it is normal when you sit at home on the sofa and watch television to see Chelsea fighting for trophies."

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