David Luiz is better as a Midfielder than a Defender

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Just where does this Chelsea star fit in?

Date: 10th March 2014 at 12:23pm
Written by Chris Knight

Arriving at Stamford Bridge in January 2011 in a deal reported to be worth approximately £21.5 million, David Luiz has managed to delight and frustrate in fairly equal measures as successive Chelsea managers have struggled to consistently place him in their sides. Named as Portuguese Liga Player of the Year for his performances in the 2009-10 season, Luiz played an integral role in the defence of a Benfica side that won a record 32nd Primeira Liga title. It was this form that likely prompted Carlo Ancelotti to make such a substantial investment, alongside the now infamous transfer of Fernando Torres, in a bid to improve the fortunes of his struggling Chelsea side. Like many foreign players making the transition to the Premier League, Luiz endured a tricky start to his career in England following his mid-season transfer. Goals against Manchester United and Manchester City failed to disguise a number of high profile defensive errors, some calamitous. An unfortunate ... Read More


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