Former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair believes David Luiz will add a certain character to the squad at Stamford Bridge and is confident that that the Brazilian is a better player after his experience at Paris Saint-Germain.

With multiple attempts to sign defenders failing, Antonio Conte surprised everyone when he sanctioned £34m to bring Luiz back to Chelsea on deadline day from PSG.

PSG paid big money to sign the Brazilian in 2014, but the Blues wanted a defender desperately on deadline day and paid what was required to convince the French champions to sell Luiz.

Former Chelsea defender Sinclair is confident that the 29-year-old will add leadership and character to the dressing room at Stamford Bridge and feels the Blues needed a player such as Luiz in the team.

The 44-year-old also believes that despite his faults as a defender the Brazilian has improved over the last two years, and Chelsea are getting a better player.  


The former Blues defender told Chelsea TV: “What he is bringing back to the club, is his character.

“He is not one who follows, he is a leader without a shadow of a doubt. He is not shy, he will get around people and he will get us going in that department where we had not a character like that since he was gone.

“We had some good players, but not his type of character. He has got his faults, and there are days where he doesn’t do the natural thing a centre half should do and stuff.

“But he does more good than bad, and I think we are getting a better player. From his time at PSG he has more experience.

“He was a young man when he came here, but now we are getting more of a finished article than the first time around when he was at that club.”

Luiz will be hoping to make his second debut for Chelsea when Conte’s men travel to Wales to take on Swansea City on Sunday.