Having giving the Brazilian 20 minutes in midfield against Nordsjaelland, Benitez started Luiz alongside Mikel for the match against Monterrey. How did he get on?
David Luiz operated from the midfield against Monterrey in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final on Thursday and performed admirably leading some to say he should play there over his usual centre back position...
Cheslea are through to the final of the FIFA Club World Cup after a comfortable win over Mexican side Monterrey. They will now face Corinthians in the final on Sunday.
After tearing apart Ulsan Hyundai in a confident performance in the quarter finals the Mexican side's stock has risen incredibly. However with continued injury problems should Chelsea expect to pick apart the CONCACAF Champions?
A round-up of news and views relating to Chelsea over the past 24 hours.
Former Lyon forward Cesar Delgado rolled back the years as the Mexican side dominated Ulsan Hyundai in their quarter final match. They now face Chelsea in the semi-final and you can view the goals below...
The Mexican side are entering their second Club World Cup in a row and after disappointing at the quarter-final stage in 2011 this year they think they can go all the way.
Players from Monterrey, Al-Ahly, Corinthians, Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Ulsan Hyundai all feature in in our list of players to keep an eye on in Japan; apart from those playing for Chelsea of course.