Posted on: Wed 02 Feb 2011
David Luiz and Fernando Torres met their new Chelsea team-mates for the first time at Cobham on Wednesday, and got straight down to business.
It was a first visit to the training ground for Brazilian defender Luiz, who spoke exclusively to Chelseafc.com following his arrival in London yesterday.
'I am very happy to come here, this is a complete dream to come to Chelsea, and it's an important step in any player's life to come here,' he said.
'Now I need to make it my job to show everybody why the club wanted me to come here.'
It is safe to say he was impressed by his first taste of Chelsea life, and spent time chatting with manager Carlo Ancelotti and former Benfica team-mate Ramires.
'The training ground is amazing, it is an excellent facility and gives you everything you need to play football,' Luiz said. 'Everybody does everything they can to help organise the players and let them just play football.'
The 23-year-old, signed on Monday, had a light session on his own with fitness coach Chris Jones, just as Torres did yesterday, and will be joining in with the rest of the group on Thursday. He is match fit, should Ancelotti want to field him against Liverpool on Sunday.
Torres, who trained alone yesterday, joined in with those members of the squad who did not start at Sunderland last night, and gave everyone a taste of his class with some fine finishing.
The 11 who did start in last night's 4-2 win did a light cool-down session before retreating back inside the main building after about 20 minutes.
The new pair are expected to be in Ancelotti's squad for Sunday's game, and you can hear more from Luiz in tomorrow's Thursday Interview, right here on the official Chelsea website, as well as catching an exclusive interview with the defender on Chelsea TV's Blues News tonight at 6.30pm.