Between his short showing last year and his preseason displays so far, I totally agree. I think he has played his way into our top 4 defensively (at Rugani's expense) and could even play his way into the top 3 defenders (at Bonucci's expense). With De Ligt being very calm on the ball and as a ball-playing defender, in a 2 CB backline Bonucci is expendable and rightfully so. Chiellini should be subbed for Demiral most of this year I hope and give him time to develop alongside De Ligt. Exciting stuff.