Chelsea completed the signing of their former star in the closing stages of the summer transfer window, bringing in the centre-back to provide cover and competition in the heart of the defence.
However, considering Luiz’s mistake-prone game – and his proven ability in a midfield role – many suggested that such a defensive coach as Conte would want to push the 29-year-old further up the pitch.
But this is not what Conte is planning to do, revealing to Chelsea TV that he sees Luiz as a centre-back.
The Italian coach said: “I think David Luiz is a centre-back, he’s played a lot of games in that position.
“I know sometimes he’s played as a central midfielder but in my mind the idea is to utilise him in the right position which, for me, is centre-back. He’s played with Chelsea previously and he will bring a good personality.”