Will Chelsea fans see David Luiz in a midfield role under Maurizio Sarri?

Chelsea go into their Carabao Cup semi-final with Tottenham on Thursday down in the dumps after losing 2-0 to Arsenal at the weekend in the Premier League.

The Blues have been extremely inconsistent in the past month and summer signing Jorginho has hit a bump in the road at Stamford Bridge.

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The midfield general is deployed to implement Maurizio Sarri’s possession-based game, but has been man-marked in several matches and is struggling to leave his mark on games.

So could Chelsea fans see a different player fill the deep-lying playmaker role?

There are several supporters that are keen to see centre-back David Luiz push forward into midfield from defence.

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Luiz has been used as a defender only since Sarri arrived at Chelsea, but has been tested in midfield at stages in his career.

The 31-year-old has proven this campaign he’s got a ridiculous range of passing and he can’t be far off matching Jorginho for that.

Meanwhile, he would clearly be a more physical presence in the midfield and wouldn’t be dominated by opponents.

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Luiz’s trademark through balls could be even more effective in midfield and moving him out of defence would also remove the risk of a mistake from the rash Brazilian.

He certainly has the tools required replace an out of form Jorginho, but it would be a surprise if Sarri doesn’t remain loyal to his Italian ace instead.

Luiz has been a popular figure at the club since he re-signed for £34million (BBC) from Paris Saint-Germain and it will be interesting to see if Sarri rotates with two cup fixtures next on the agenda.

A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.