Pundit Garth Crooks thinks Antonio Conte could make the decision to offload him next summer as a result of the rapid rise of youngster Andreas Christensen.
Since returning from his two-year loan spell from Germany, the 21-year-old has worked himself into Conte’s plans at Chelsea
David Luiz has been out of the Chelsea side for a couple of weeks and Christensen, in his absence, has looked very assured at the back, and the BBC pundit when talking to BBC Sport, echoed that.
“I must say that particular performance passed me by, but since David Luiz fell out of favour at Chelsea, the young Denmark international has been making a bit of a name for himself and looks a real prospect.”
Some fans even think he is destined for bigger things.
“There is no doubt Christensen is not in Luiz’s class yet, but if the Dane continues to progress at this rate manager Antonio Conte might consider releasing the high-maintenance Luiz at the end of the season as he has the far-less-combustible Christensen,” Crooks added.
Now that is some food for thought. Luiz has already left the club once, and with the young Dane now cementing his position in the squad, is it time for the Brazilian to go?