Chelsea defender David Luiz delighted to play in 'dream' final
David Luiz, 25, has played an important role in Chelsea's progression to the final, with top-class performances against Benfica and Napoli laying the groundwork for his team-mates' displays against Barcelona.
With John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic suspended for the big event, David Luiz will partner Gary Cahill at centre-back, with both men just returning from injury in-time.
"This is the most important match in the world for the big clubs and I am very happy to be able to play this final," Luiz told ESPN.
"The best players in the world want to play this match and I am no exception. I want to play and I am counting the days and the minutes left.
"This has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid in Brazil, and now I have the opportunity to play this match."