Jame Carragher: I’ve been impressed with this Chelsea star, he’s been outstanding

Jamie Carragher heaps praise on David Luiz following the defender's strong start to the season with Chelsea

Jamie Carragher has admitted that he has been thoroughly impressed by David Luiz’s inspired performances for Chelsea since the Brazilian’s return to the club in the summer.

The Brazilian secured a return to Stamford Bridge in the summer after new boss Antonio Conte opted to bring the defender back to the club from Paris Saint-Germain.

Luiz has been in top form for Chelsea this season and his role in the Blues’ new 3-4-3 formation has been a key part of their recent good form.

Indeed, Luiz has helped Chelsea notch up a staggering 11 wins in a row in the Premier League to help the Blues firmly establish themselves as the favourites to win the Premier League title this season.

And Carragher has been very impressed by what he’s seen from Carragher so far this season for Chelsea.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Carragher said: “I’m not surprised by his performances but at the start of the season I would have been surprised that he is in there [in the Premier League team of the season so far].

“But whether it’s him changing and becoming more mature, or Antonio Conte – I think possibly it’s a bit of both – he’s been outstanding.”

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Luiz will be expecting to feature for Chelsea when the Blues host Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day.

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