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'We lost three finals this season, so now is the time to win' - Luiz issues Chelsea rallying call

After losing out in the Community Shield, Uefa Super Cup and World Club Cup, the Brazilian is desperate for victory in the Europa League in Amsterdam on May 15

Chelsea star David Luiz is hoping the club can make it fourth time lucky after reaching the Europa League final.

Rafael Benitez's side have featured in three finals already this campaign - the Community Shield, Uefa Super Cup and World Club Cup - and lost them all, and the defender-cum-midfielder is keen to right those wrongs on May 15.

Luiz scored twice over both legs of Chelsea's 5-2 semi-final aggregate win against Basel, and will now travel to Amsterdam in 13 days' time to face Benfica.

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"This is one more opportunity to win a title - we lost three finals this season, so now is the time to win," Luiz told ITV.

"I try every game to help the team. The second half was better and I am happy we are in the final.

Mohamed Salah notched just before half-time to create a tense atmosphere around Stamford Bridge, but second-half goals from Victor Moses, Fernando Torres - plus a stunning strike from Luiz - secured a 3-1 win on the night.

Despite improving after the break, Torres was disappointed Chelsea's performance in the first half.

Torres added: "In the first half we did not perform in the best way and at half time we agreed about that.

"It is about concentration and mentality and we showed that in the second half and we have to take that forward for the future."

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