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He says the defender is well liked by the Blues owner, who wanted him to become John Terry’s long-term successor at the back.
Antonio Conte left Luiz out for the club’s last game, which was the 1-0 win over the Red Devils.
And McGarry says that was the Chelsea manager sticking up two fingers to his boss.
“David Luiz was returned to Chelsea because he’s one of Roman Abramovich’s favourite players,” he said on the podcast.
“He was not neccassarily the choice of anyone at the club on the coaching staff.
“He’s loved by the owner of the club who saw him as the long-term successor to John Terry as captain of the club, and the fact Gary Cahill remains as captain instead of Luiz is still the matter of debate in Roman Abramovich’ box every second weekend when they play at home.
“That was two fingers to Roman Abramovich by dropping him from the squad completely.”