Chelsea new boy David Luiz is ready to play in any defensive shape under Antonio Conte as long as it helps the team from a tactical point of view and revealed he has experience operating in a back three.

The 29-year-old Brazilian rejoined Chelsea on deadline day last week after the club decided to fork out £34m to buy back a player from Paris Saint-German, who they sold in 2014.

Chelsea were getting desperate in their attempts to get a centre-back, and finally succeeded in convincing Luiz to return to west London after multiple failures to sign a defender.

With their centre-back options restocked following the Brazilian’s arrival, there are suggestions that Conte could opt to switch to his preferred system of playing with three central defenders.

And the Chelsea new boy insisted that he is ready to play in any formation if it helps the manager from a tactical point of view.  


The Brazilian told the club’s official website: “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.

“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.”

Luiz could make his second debut for Chelsea at Swansea City this Sunday.