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The Brazilian defender announced on Twitter that a knee injury has forced him to withdraw from the squad for the Premier League meeting at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday

Chelsea defender David Luiz has revealed he will not feature in Wednesday night's Premier League clash with Reading after picking up a knee injury.

The Brazilian centre-back took to social networking 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 but Gary Cahill is now likely to deputise in his absence.

The former Benfica stopper is entering his second full season as a Chelsea player after arriving in January 2011 for €25 million [£20m].

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