David Luiz opens up about Antonio Conte at Chelsea this season

David Luiz heaps praise on Antonio Conte for the impact he has had since taking over at Chelsea in the summer

David Luiz has heaped praise on Antonio Conte for the impact he has had since taking over at Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

Conte opted to bring back Luiz to Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window in a move that surprised many Chelsea fans.

The Brazilian had left Chelsea to join Paris Saint-Germain two seasons earlier after being deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge by Jose Mourinho.

Luiz has earned plenty of praise for his performances for the west London side this season and has been one of the club’s regular starters.

Indeed, Luiz has started 16 of Chelsea’s 20 Premier League games this season as he established himself as a regular in the defence of the 3-4-3 formation.

And the Brazil international has paid tribute to Conte for the impact he has had at Chelsea this season.

Speaking to ESPN Brazil, Luiz said: “Conte has been great.

“He’s one of the best coaches I’ve ever worked with.

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“He knows very well the characteristics of each player and we follow exactly what he guides us to do on the pitch.”

Chelsea travel to Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday night.

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