The Brazilian has played every single minute of the Blues' Premier League campaign so far this season and continues to remain at the top of the pecking order, despite Chelsea shifting to a back four this season.
"I hope in the future I will be able to give him space, to give space to [Callum Hudson] Odoi and [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek". For sure he would be a point of reference for me and everyone here I think.
Luiz was something of a forgotten man for Chelsea under Antonio Conte last season, falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and making only nine Premier League starts.
Chelsea attacker Pedro, who could make his 100th Premier League appearance in this match, has scored three goals his last four league games, as many as in his previous 26 combined. CARDIFF:Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Josh Murphy and Aron Gunnarsson will miss the clash against Chelsea due to a knee injury at the Stamford Bridge and Josh Murphy is out due to a hamstring injury.
However, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is one player who returned back from the global break injured.
Arsenal boss Emery refuses to commit to Aubameyang, Lacazette pairing
But he is feeling like I am feeling. "He is working for the team to help us with his quality. Benitez's side take on Arsenal at St James's Park tomorrow.
"I think that at the moment Fabregas can be on the bench, but I want to speak to him, I think maybe it is better to have two days of training".
Mentally the match after the break is very hard; materially because we will play against a very physical team.
While promoted Cardiff are yet to win this season, Sarri said they will provide a tough test. It is very hard for everyone to play.
"We play against a very physical team, if we want to gain points we need a very good performance tomorrow". "We need another step to be at the same level", said the Blues head coach.
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho says he was surprised by Chelsea's decision to loan his former Monaco teammate Tiemoue Bakayoko to AC Milan this summer.