Axed David Luiz watches Chelsea win from stands

07 November, 2017, 00:27 | Author: Douglas Reid
  • Chelsea have looked a shambles defensively at times this season
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The Times understands the decision for Luiz - who sat in the stands behind the Chelsea bench for the duration of the 90 minutes - stems from a conversation with Conte on Thursday (2 November) in which he was perceived to have questioned the Italian's authority.

Though it remains to be seen how the incident impacts on Luiz's future opportunities, the likes of Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic have seen confrontations with Conte lead to their eventual departures.

"Conte is a big personality and I feel like he's at war with people within the club", he said on talkSPORT. "I was very happy for this", Conte said in the press conference following the win over United.

"Everyone can also say how well he did at Chelsea", he told the London Evening Standard.

Luiz was guilty of some shocking defending against AS Roma in the Champions League.

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"You're not just falling out with one player, you're falling out with four, five, six - those six could be worth £200million".

The Italian gaffer added: "I decided this tonight, maybe I can decide a different way in the future". I must take the best decision for the club, not for a single player.

"I don't think they are as flamboyant as that they were previous year". Every day you put my future [in the spotlight]. "Sometimes I can do the best things for my team". That was the final straw and Luiz was left out of Conte's final training session ahead of the United game, as he was made one of the ball boys for an 11 v 11 match, and Christensen was deservedly rewarded for promising displays in big games against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City with a start for the visit of United.

Andreas Christensen took his place in his three-man defence alongside Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill, with 17-year-old Ethan Ampadu making the bench.

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