Luiz ready to adapt

8 Sep

David Luiz says he is willing to play anywhere in Antonio Conte’s new-look Chelsea team following his £34million deadline day move.

Chelsea: Luiz ready to adaptChelsea: Luiz ready to adapt

The Brazilian, 29, has been training at Cobham this week as he settles into London life again after what was something of an unexpected return from France completed in the final hours of the window.

Luiz has traditionally been deployed as a centre-half, but provides a certain amount of versatility for Conte, who also moved to sign left-back Marcus Alonso from Fiorentina.

There have been suggestions Luiz could perhaps make up part of a back three with Gary Cahill, or even a shield in front of the defence when Chelsea resume domestic action at Swansea on Sunday, looking to maintain a 100% start to the new campaign.

Luiz, who left Chelsea in the summer of 2014, has no issues with whatever position he is required to fill for the team.

“I started playing three at the back with Vitoria in Brazil, but it doesn’t matter where, I want to help and when I am in the team I am there to try to help,” Luiz said on the club’s official website.

“The coach is an amazing coach, he understands a lot of tactical things and I know he chooses every match the best line up, so if he needs to play three, four or two, it doesn’t matter, I am there if he wants me to play. In different positions I am available.”

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