Two years ago, it was Conte's switch to a three-man backline that was the catalyst for a 13-game winning run that blew away its rivals and saw the team cruise to the title.
When quizzed on who the best player in training is, the Italy worldwide told the club's official website: "It's hard because everybody trains really well and with a lot of commitment, but I would say Pedro". But that was OK, because we shouldn't have lost this match.
The 28-year-old, who has been in stunning form for the Blues this season with seven goals and eight assists in 15 Premier League matches, again professed his dream of playing for the white shirt of Real.
Luiz was one of Chelsea's star performers against City, making several crucial defensive interventions as well as rising highest to glance Hazard's inviting corner in off Ederson's crossbar to seal his team's victory. "As I said, I'm already finishing this year with Chelsea, I still have a year of contract after this year, we'll see".
Lazio have an interest in Davide Zappacosta, who has been used sparingly in the Premier League by Sarri so far this season.
Luiz said he felt Chelsea had beaten "the best team in Europe at the moment".
"I like it, because I played it previous year also, so I know what to do, but the feeling is a bit odd because you don't touch the ball a lot", Hazard added.
"I think David Luiz, historically over his time at Chelsea in two stages, has had those days where he's been wandering", Walker told Ian Stone's Comedy Breakfast (weekdays 6.30am-10.30am).
Such a convincing defeat has left many questioning whether Sarri's current setup is the right one, with Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher calling for the Italian to switch to a 4-2-3-1 formation that would see N'Golo Kante partner Jorginho in holding midfield.
"But the lads had got enough quality to still win the game". Now we have something to look back on and we will take everything out of it.