Frank Lampard has praised David Luiz and believes he is one of the best centre-half in England.
There were qquestions after Chelsea brought him back from PSG, with his ability to overlap and lose concentration the problems cited for his sale to PSG.
But Luiz has gone on to impress for Chelsea under Conte in their new 3-4-3 formation.
After including the Samba star in his Premier League Team of the Season so far, the Blues icon told Sky Sports: “I think David Luiz has matured. He was a very good player before – we won the Champions League with him and Gary Cahill as centre-halves in the final – but the criticism of him at that point could have been ‘can he make a mistake and does he try and over-play?’
“Since he’s been back, in a role in the middle of a back three, he has shown discipline and quality on the ball. His defensive stuff has been brilliant and I couldn’t leave him out.
“He’s probably the best centre-half in the league, for me, this season.”