Three reasons why David Luiz ends a good transfer window for Chelsea
The re-acquisition of David Luiz was a transfer that no-one expected, but the signing of the Brazilian international could allow Chelsea to just look back on this transfer window as a very successful one, despite the fact they may have missed out on many of their other targets.
Here are three reasons why David Luiz ends a good transfer window for Chelsea.
When David Luiz was running forward excitedly for Chelsea many seasons ago, Chelsea did not have Kante in the heart of their midfield. The French international is a master at intercepting and stopping the counter-attack, and would be very adept at settling in at centre-back while Luiz charges forward in order to put Chelsea on the offensive.
Luiz may now be a much more contained centre-half anyway after his time in Paris, although for the sake of entertainment, let’s hope not.
Under Conte, Luiz could even play defensive midfield alongside Kante, which is an exciting partnership. Again, while Kante sits back, the curly-haired performer would progress forward and offer the kind of long-range vision and shooting which he has become so famous for. Luiz lives for the big matches and his eccentric kind of football could bring alive a Chelsea team that haven’t been as exciting as they once were.
Nine points out of nine, a new manager and at least two good players in every position now means that Chelsea supporters must be filled with hope for the campaign ahead. With Marcos Alonso coming in with the capabilities of playing left-back and in the centre of defence, David Luiz being able to play midfield as well as his more customary role at centre-back, and Matic and Kante also available, Chelsea have options to spare.
Perhaps only right-back offers limited options, but then an expected move to Conte’s famous formation could allow for a Terry-Cahill-Luiz/Alonso combination anyway.
While all the talk has been on the two Manchester clubs, Chelsea have impressed under the scenes. Three wins and a squad with not only potential, but young potential that will surely only get better, puts the club on fine footing. Kurt Zouma is yet to return, Kante is still young, Marcus Alonso is only 25, Belgium international Batschuayi is in the fledgling stages of his career, while Eden Hazard is on his way back to being one of the stars of the league.
Add in Willian, Fabregas who can’t get a kick but is still world-class, the likes of Oscar and 20-goal-a-season man Costa, and there is the making of a very strong team there. The last-minute signing of David Luiz will also allow senior players such as captain John Terry to rest and recover for when he is needed in bigger games, if his body starts to need more recovery time.
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