The Swindon match was seen as an audition for the likes of Juan Mata and David Luiz. It is not like we’re talking about youth team players. These are World Cup and Champions League winning players respectively. Luiz has reiterated this fact in an interview given to the Evening Standard.
Luiz and Mata were part of the team that took on Swindon. It was largely a second string team consisting of players like Ryan Bertrand and Mark Schwarzer.
Luiz has said that he did not have to prove anything (rightly so). He said,
I don’t need to prove anything. Everyone knows who David Luiz is, I want to play football and enjoy myself on the pitch.
Sometimes the manager can put me in, sometimes not. It’s his choice.
This is a great mature talk from the Brazilian, and it could go a long way towards dispelling rumours about Mata and Luiz’ Chelsea exits. Luiz definitely has a unique style of playing, and I’m not sure whether it would appeal to José Mourinho. let’s also not forget that Luiz was injured during the month of August. He has only really missed the Fulham match.
Perhaps, the injuries to Ramires and Van Ginkel could free up space in the defensive midfield positions, which is a better position for Luiz in my opinion.