Chelsea have undergone further changes this summer with the appointment of Maurizio Sarri, who arrives from Napoli with fresh ideas and a lot to improve upon at Stamford Bridge.
The spell under the Italian got off to a decent start on Saturday following a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town, where new signing Jorginho scored from the spot on his Premier League debut, but a tough test awaits this weekend as the Blues welcome Arsenal to west London.
Plenty of Chelsea stars were linked with an exit this summer and that included Brazil international David Luiz, amidst speculation that Sarri was keen to sign new options in the heart of defence – transfers that did not materialise in the end.
Luiz subsequently starred in the victory over Huddersfield and was assured of a part in Sarri’s plans after the match – as well as being able to settle into a back-four formation. The new boss told The Mirror:
“I don’t know about what happened in the past but now he has a good chance. We only have to carry on like we are doing now with him.
“I disagree that he can only play as one of three central defenders. If you are a good defender, you can play in a line of three or in a four.”