Jose Mourinho is happy with David Luiz just the way he is, according to the Brazil defender.
Luiz was left out of Chelsea’s 18-man squad for Saturday’s derby win over Fulham before making a winning return to the side in Tuesday’s 2-0 League Cup triumph at Swindon.
Barcelona and Bayern Munich were interested in signing the Samba Star this summer and some have suggested Luiz’s outlandish style does not fit in with Mourinho’s tactical thinking.
Quizzed on whether the Chelsea boss has asked him to modify his game, Luiz said: “No. He hasn’t asked anything. He asked me to play my football at a high level, in a high intensity and attitude, just that. Like all the players.
“He is a manager that wants everyone to work hard, not just David Luiz.”
But asked why he didn't seem to be as automatic a pick for Mourinho, as he was for interim boss Rafael Benitez, Luiz said he was baffled.
“I don’t know,” added the centre half. “I train hard every day, like I did under Rafa so I have a privilege to play for a big club.
“That’s why I stay at Chelsea and when I have an opportunity, I enjoy.
“The more competition, the better it is for Chelsea. We have very good players to help us, it’s good for us.”