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Chelsea defender David Luiz, admitted his team's performance has not met expectations. However, Luiz believes the Blues will be able to end this season with the sweet.
Chelsea's position began to decline in the third start and now 19 points adrift of Manchester United at the top position. Rafael Benitez's team stayed landing compete to finish in the Champions League at the end of the season.
Previously, Chelsea also lost a number of trophies in the Community Shield (lost to Manchester City 2-3), League Cup (losing to Swansea City 0-2 on aggregate), UEFA Super Cup (lost 1-4 Atletico Madrid) and the Club World Cup (Corinthians lost 1-0 in the final).
Disappointing results continued into the Champions League where Luiz et al. status as the defending champions were eliminated in the group stage instead and forced "down caste" to the Europa League. In the competition, 'The Blue' still survive and qualify for the quarterfinals.
In addition to Europa League, Chelsea outstanding chance this season came in the FA Cup. They still persist and will play quarterfinal match replay counter Manchester United.
"I think we have not played at the level expected of Chelsea and did not perform well this season," I'm Luiz on Sky Sports. "But I believe we have to look good because we were still in the three competitions."
"We can still win the Europa League, still in the FA Cup and fight for a better position in the standings board so I think we are likely to end the season well," assured the Brazilian international defender.