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Chelsea are third on the table, and the Blues are having a good season and are yet to taste defeat so far in this campaign.

Eden Hazard has been hailed as the star of the Chelsea team this season, and Jorginho has been the one controlling the engine room in midfield.

However, Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes it is David Luiz who has the key to Chelsea’s success so far this season.

“Luiz holds the key to Chelsea being successful this season,” Keown told the Daily Mail. “He has already improved a great deal but there is still work to do.

“He was at fault for the goal which put United 2-1 ahead when he flew out of the defensive line to challenge Juan Mata. When you come out of the line, you have to win the ball. If you miss it, you are out of the game. Luiz got his angle of approach all wrong and overcommitted. He has to know when to come across into the channels and when it is better to stay put.

“But Luiz brings so much to this team with his creativity and willingness to put his head on the line.”

Luiz played an important role in Chelsea’s equaliser in the 2-2 draw against Manchester United as his header hit the woodwork in the buildup to the goal before Ross Barkley sent it home.

Luiz was sold by Jose Mourinho in his first spell at the club before being re-signed by Antonio Conte, and keown believes he wanted a revenge on the former Chelsea boss.

“Never have I seen a player head a football with such anger as David Luiz when he set up Chelsea’s equaliser against Manchester United,” he added.

“It was as if the Brazilian had been fired out of a cannon.

“This is a player who was allowed to leave Stamford Bridge by Jose Mourinho. By flinging himself at Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross in the dying seconds, Luiz seemed determined not to be beaten by his former manager — and it was from the rebound that his side scored.”

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