SHOULD CONTE DEPLOY LUIZ IN MIDFIELD? READ WHAT CONTE THINKS ABOUT LUIZ IN MIDFIELD

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Chelsea defender David Luiz has been deployed in midfield a couple of times for the Blues and was used to good effect in that role as Chelsea beat Tottenham 2-1 earlier in the season.

Luiz was also deployed in midfield late in the second-half against Atletico Madrid and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that the Brazilian is an option in midfield, with N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater out injured.

Conte said: “We are talking also to adapt a player who for me is very important like central defenders because for me David is one of the best central defenders.

“If I can I prefer don’t change a lot also because you try and find a solution and you lose something with the defence but when I decided to utilise him in midfield against Tottenham and we played with three centre midfielders it could be an option if I decide to play with three central midfielders.

“But I don’t want to change a lot but if there is the necessity I am ready to do this but also to give an opportunity to young players like Ampadu or Kyle Scott.”

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.