Chelsea won’t Miss David Luiz, Insists José Mourinho
José Mourinho says Chelsea won’t miss David Luiz after the Brazil defender moved to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this summer.
The Brazil international signed a five-year deal with the Ligue 1 champions last month after completing a £50m move to PSG from the west London side.
However, Mourinho believes the Blues have a stronger crop of players than last season despite the departure of the former Benfica centre-half.
“Last season [Luiz] was not regular first-choice for us,” Mourinho told the Telegraph.
“David did important things here, was always a good professional and we will miss him as a good guy when he was with us. But from a football point of view we believe our squad is stronger this season than it was.
“As a central defender he was not at all [first-choice], it was John and Cahill during the whole season.”
Luiz won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup during his four-year spell at Stamford Bridge.