David Luiz makes honest admission about his Chelsea FC future

David Luiz admits that he would have probably left Chelsea FC if Antonio Conte had stayed in charge

David Luiz
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David Luiz has admitted that he would have looked to leave Chelsea FC this summer if Antonio Conte stayed on as manager.

The Brazilian defender fell down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge last season and struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team in the second part of the campaign.

Conte was eventually sacked by Chelsea FC last month after the Blues finished fifth in the table and missed out on Champions League qualification for this season.

Maurizio Sarri has since been brought in and the Italian manager has steered the west London side to three successive wins in the Premier League so far this term.

The 31-year-old defender has played the full 90 minutes in each of Chelsea FC’s Premier League games so far this season.

However, the Brazilian admits that he was seriously considering his future at Stamford Bridge before Sarri was brought in to replace Conte.

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Luiz said: “I learned a lot, sometimes you have to be patient, sometimes you have to take care of your body, sometimes you have to learn from outside to be good in the future. So for me it was great.

“I got time to take care of my body; many times I was on the pitch in pain, and I never refused to play one game. It was good to rest and be fresh.

“If the manager had stayed the same, of course, everybody knows maybe I had to move clubs. Now I am here and so happy.”

Chelsea FC will look to make it four wins in a row in the Premier League when they take on Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The west London side won the FA Cup last term under Conte.

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