Chelsea defender David Luiz has confirmed he has no intention of leaving the club and is confident they can succeed under new boss Maurizio Sarri.
The Brazil international was thought to be considering his future at Stamford Bridge after falling down the pecking order under Antonio Conte.
Luiz returned to London in 2016 in a £32million move from Paris Saint-Germain and he helped the Blues win the title during the same season.
However, he looked on his way out until Sarri arrived earlier this month. Despite missing out on the World Cup squad, Luiz has since played two games in pre-season and he is determined to make the starting XI later this month.
Chelsea remain one of the contenders for the Premier League title now Sarri has arrived and Luiz believes his philosophy will take them all the way this season as they try to qualify for Europe once again.
He told reporters: “I came back to Chelsea to stay.”
“When I took my decision to come back here from Paris it was to win the Premier League and to do something again with Chelsea, so I am very happy here.”
“I love Sarri’s philosophy. We play high, with a lot of possession in a technical way. He’s trying to help us every single day to learn quickly his philosophy.”
“A new philosophy always takes time. But It also depends on us. If we’re dedicated every day and doing things every single day in training, we’re trying to learn quickly.”