Manchester United legend Gary Neville has revealed he thought Chelsea’s decision to bring back David Luiz on transfer deadline day was a poor decision but he has been amazed by the performance of Luiz for Chelsea this season.
Neville said on Monday Night Football: “The system suits David Luiz.
“His decision has been far better. He’s not as rash and he’s still got a fantastic pass.
“He’s dominant in the air and he can still go forward knowing he’s got the defenders behind him able to sit in.
“For me, when I’ve watched him this season, I thought at City away he was outstanding in terms of clearing his lines at the near post when crosses were coming in the box.
“Chelsea’s record with him in the team is fantastic. I didn’t see it as a fit at all when they signed him. I thought he wouldn’t fit with Antonio Conte at all.
“But he’s been outstanding, he looks more mature, he’s not getting all distracted in the sideshow stuff that he did before on the pitch.
“He looks to me like he has a real good focus. Last time there were huge doubts about him and to be honest, he’s now a key part of the spine of Chelsea.”