Chelsea boss Conte, has cautioned David Luiz he faces a stiff battle to regain his place in the first team subsequent of dropping the centre-half for the Blue’s’ comfortable win over Manchester United, a win that left Jose Mourinho side eight points adrift of the EPL log.
Luiz paid the cost for some messy performances as Blues manager Conte let him out of the squad at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
The former Paris Saint-Germain star, one of the key players in Chelsea’s title triumph last term, watch the exciting clash from the stands as Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill filled the defense lines for the champions.
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“Maybe in the future, I can decide a different way or continue in this way. That’s normal. I must take the best decision for the club, not for a single player. It’s only a tactical decision. It’s normal.
This can happen to every one of my players if I see they are not in good form. It’s normal. I repeat: I have to put my face to every situation and then sometimes to make important decisions. Today I did this and I think Christensen played a massive game. I was very happy for this.”
David Luiz’s omission came just half a month after Conte had depicted him as his best defender at the club.
“However, it can change, it can change” Conte stated,
With the Brazilian having been discarded from the final training session before United’s visit. He had clashed with Conte over his early substitution amid the Champions League home game against AS Roma a month ago.
The Brazilian must now prove he warrants consideration in the side that travels to West Bromwich Albion after the international break by awing in training throughout over the fortnight.