We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

6 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 14:31 | 15/9/16

Luiz to start against Reds

David Luiz will make his second debut for Chelsea when they host Liverpool in the Premier League on Friday, manager Antonio Conte has revealed.

Luiz re-signed for the Blues on transfer deadline day, just two years after leaving Stamford Bridge for Paris Saint-Germain, but he had to make do with a place on the bench for last weekend's 2-2 draw with Swansea.

With John Terry ruled out through injury, Conte has confirmed that Luiz will start in the centre of defence for Friday's match against the Reds.

"Tomorrow David Luiz will play for the first time with us. We are confident. We expect him to play well. We know he is a good player. We are working to get him in the best condition to get the best out of him," Conte told a press conference on Thursday.

"I said he needs time because that is the truth. It is normal that a new player needs time to adapt to your idea of football. But we need him against Liverpool.

"He has worked hard these days. I am confident he will do well."

Marcos Alonso also made the switch to Stamford Bridge on deadline day and the Spaniard could be called into the squad for Friday's game.

"Alonso is also a good player and I am pleased with him. He is showing good things on the training pitch. I think he is ready to play," Conte added.

"He can play tomorrow if necessary. After the match against Liverpool, we have another tough game against Leicester and that could be another good opportunity for him."

Setanta Sports is now eir Sport. We have 6 great channels of live sport including eir Sport 1 & 2 and all 4 BT Sport channels. The eir Sport pack is free to all eir broadband customers. To learn more about setting sport free visit www.eir.ie/sport .

Sutton's Shaw faces FA investigation

10:22 | Today

Sutton United's reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw is facing an FA investigation over a breach of its betting rules after he admitted he ate a pie because of a betti...

Giggs expects Bale Real stay

09:42 | Today

Ryan Giggs has admitted that the Manchester United fans would love to see Gareth Bale playing for their side but he doesn't think it will happen any time soon.

Rodgers told Dembele to "call Suarez"

10:57 | Today

Brendan Rodgers' role in the development of players such as Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez was key in him securing the signature of Moussa Dembele.

Doswell "very proud" of Sutton FA Cup run

22:08 | 20/2/17

Sutton United manager Paul Doswell is very "proud" of his players after watching them lose 2-0 to Arsenal in their FA Cup fifth round tie.

Arsenal end Sutton FA Cup dream

21:48 | 20/2/17

Arsenal's quest for a third FA Cup in four years remains on course after they ended Sutton United's glorious run in the fifth round 2-0 at a packed Gander Green...

What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 6 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.