Gary Neville: How Chelsea manager has improved David Luiz

Gary Neville explains how he thinks Antonio Conte has been able to get the best out of David Luiz this season

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Chelsea defender David Luiz Photo: David Luiz / Instagram

Gary Neville believes that Antonio Conte has been able to bring the best out of David Luiz at Chelsea this season thanks to his switch of formation.

The Brazilian defender has been one of Chelsea’s standout performers this season to help the Blues to the brink of winning the Premier League title.

Luiz has been ever-present in Chelsea’s defence this season and has flourished since Conte opted to switch to a 3-4-3 formation earlier in the campaign.

And former Manchester United defender Neville has explained how he thinks Conte has been able to bring the best out of Luiz this season.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Neville said: “He has simplified his [Luiz’s] game.

“He has the two lads sitting in front of him to protect him. He has Luiz doing what he does best. He can be a commanding personality.”

Luiz will be expecting to start for Chelsea when the Blues take on West Bromwich Albion on Friday night knowing that victory will win them the title.

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The Brazilian, who left the Blues to sign for PSG two summers ago before returning last year, has not yet won the Premier League with Chelsea.

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