Chelsea will make up for Champions League woe, says David Luiz

But, although they are out of the Champions League, Brazil star Luiz hopes the dominant performance against Nordsjaelland, and in particular the two goals scored by Fernando Torres, will provide a welcome lift ahead of the Premier League trip to the Stadium of Light this weekend.

updated: December 07, 2012 11:35 IST
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Sunderland: Chelsea defender David Luiz insists his team-mates will make amends for their embarrassing Champions League exit when they return to domestic action at Sunderland on Saturday.

The Blues routed Nordsjaelland 6-1 on Wednesday to secure a first victory under interim manager Rafael Benitez, but it wasn't enough to book a place in the last 16 as Chelsea became the first European champions to bow out at the group stage.

It was another dispiriting blow to Chelsea's morale after a torrid few weeks, which featured Benitez being repeatedly jeered by fans unhappy with his links to rivals Liverpool as the team failed to win any of his first three matches.

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