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Chelsea believe they can land dream double says Luiz

David Luiz believes Chelsea can still pull off a League and Champions League double, as the London side eye Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the European cup in two weeks' time.

The 23-year-old Brazilian has been a major factor in Chelsea's re-emergence this season, scoring his first goal while helping his side to a 2-1 victory against United on March 1.

The former Benfica player also grabbed the first goal in Sunday's blockbuster against Manchester City. Luiz won the Man of the Match award for his standout performance in the 2-0 win, which leaves the Londoners nine points behind United, but with a game in hand.

The confident centre half said: "We can definitely still win the title. There are still a lot of games to play, a lot of points to play for, so there's no reason why we can't.

"I want to win both the Premier League and the Champions League, and we can still do it.

"We are in good form and we have to believe we can win trophies," the Brazilian added.


The talented defender has shone through as a real crowd pleaser at Stamford Bridge, and appears to have been Carlo Ancelotti's best piece of business during the January transfer window, despite the capture of superstar Fernando Torres.

In his five appearances, Luiz has won two Man of the Match awards, against Fulham and Manchester City, as well as scoring goals against United and their blue adversaries.

These goals proved all-important as Chelsea's forwards still try to rediscover their form. Didier Drogba's efforts in front of goal have been worrying for Ancelotti, with the Ivory Coast man failing to score in 10 games. Nicolas Anelka has only six goals to his name this season and Torres is yet to get off the mark for Chelsea.

Luiz's goals may have also been critical in keeping the Blues boss in a job, with the two big wins acting as a life line for the Italian.

"I know very well that this team slept for two months and, in that moment, I had fantastic support from the team.

"I am here -- fortunately," said Ancelotti.