Antonio Conte signed David Luiz on transfer deadline day as Chelsea looked for cover in the centre of defence. Luiz’s return from Paris Saint-Germain raised a few eyebrows and there were lots of criticisms from pundits and journalists alike.
However, the Brazilian has been a revelation at the heart of our back three and has proven his doubters wrong.
“David arrived here with a lot of criticism, not only for him but also for me and the club,” Conte said.
“David has showed he is a great player. He is one of many that has been a key for us. When we changed and started to play with him in the middle of the three centre-backs, this choice was very good. This suit was perfect for him. He has had a great season.
“I spoke with him and we agreed we have to finish this great season by making it a fantastic season and there is only one way, to try to win, to celebrate, to drink a bit of champagne. I don’t smoke but I am open to smoking a cigar if we win! I’m ready to do this!”