Sport Conte happy with Luiz's displays this season

01:30  17 april  2017
01:30  17 april  2017 Source:   Read Sport

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Barca' s poor display ; refreshing Klopp. David Luiz is a risk for Chelsea, but Antonio Conte has reason to be happy . Luiz had started every game this season , but the PSG manager had really been impressed with 21-year-old Presnel Kimpembe, the man who partnered with Luiz in central

Antonio Conte is happy to see two of his players nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award, but he thinks that David Luiz , as well as the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta could have equally been on the shortlist. Chelsea’ s three man defence has been integral to their success this season but the last

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has insisted that he has been delighted with David Luiz’s progress at the club since the start of the season and has heaped the praise on his centre-back.

Luiz has been a vital cog in Chelsea’s season so far and has been massively impressive throughout the course of the campaign, helping them to storm ahead in the title race.

The Blues sit four points clear of Tottenham Hotspur at the summit and have their defence to thank for building such a solid foundation this season, with Luiz featuring prominently at the heart of it.

The Brazil international’s efforts haven’t gone unnoticed either, with Conte lauding his displays and his development, as cited by the Independent.

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Antonio Conte is happy to see two of his players nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award, but he thinks that David Luiz , as well as the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta could have equally been on the shortlist. Chelsea' s three man defence has been integral to their success this season but the last

Video: Chelsea star David Luiz does a brilliant Antonio Conte impression. Conte ’ s passion has sparked Chelsea back into life this season (Picture: Getty). Man Utd consider re-signing former flop after display against Germany.

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“David arrived in England and I heard a lot of bad things about him when he arrived, and why was he coming back in Chelsea because, in the past, he had performed bad and he was ‘not a defender’.”

“This was a great challenge for him, but also for me. Because I think when you have great ability for your players, and you can work to try and improve some situations, it’s great. You can see that David, for sure, is a really strong defender.”

Luiz is a strong contender to be in the PFA team of the year for the 2016/17 campaign but was unable to prevent his side falling short at the hands of Manchester United yesterday in a 2-0 defeat.

“I like, always, to repeat to him that it’s very important to have the right concentration. His role is a crucial role for us, and I think he has performed very well. But I want him to perform very well for the rest of the season.”

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David Luiz could be in line for Brazil recall .
Chelsea central defender David Luiz could be in line for a recall to the Brazil national team. According to journalist Tim Vickery, Brazil manager Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, or Tite for short, will be watching Luiz play tonight. Twitter: Brazil’s boss will be at Stamford Bridge tonight – having a look at David Luiz – from Investobet; https://t.co/bllpI5XqAN (@Tim_Vickery) Chelsea host Southampton at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League as they look to maintain their lead over Tottenham at the top of the table. Barring any late injury, Luiz is expected start at the heart of the back three, where he has excelled this season. Luiz was named in the PFA Team of the Year last week, along with teammate Gary Cahill, and has been one of the best defenders in the league this season. The former PSG man has been a key part of Chelsea’s 13 league clean sheets, and was superb as they booked their place in the FA Cup final at the weekend against Tottenham. Luiz had lost his place in the Brazil team after some sub-par performances but could force his way back in with a good display tonight.

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