Chelsea boss: David Luiz not a diver
Chelsea defender David Luiz has received backing from boss Roberto Di Matteo after allegations of diving in their recent 2-1 win over rivals Arsenal in the Premier League.
David Luiz, 25, was booked in the Arsenal game for simulation after appearing to dive on Saturday.
These allegations comes just a week after similar controversy involving fellow Brazilian Oscar against Stoke City.
Di Matteo believed that his side were gaining an unfair reputation for diving and moved to defend his player.
The Chelsea manager told reporters: "David Luiz went down but he didn't appeal for anything. Sometimes they happen, sometimes they don't but he wasn't appealing for anything.
Di Matteo also condemned diving: "I am against diving, absolutely. It's something we should eradicate from the game.
"It's probably not easy but if there's anything that can be done then we are for it. We've been trying to get goal-line video technology introduced and it has taken years."
Luiz has made 37 appearances for Chelsea since his €25m move from Portuguese giants Benfica in January 2011.
He is also a regular in the Seleção with 14 caps, having been selected in Mano Menezes' latest squad to take on Iraq and Japan in October.