David Luiz has had a consistent season making 32 appearances scoring 2 goals in a season that Chelsea are fighting for top 4. With Chelsea’s defence being known as such a defensive masterclass over the last decade, the Blues’ defence has somewhat taken a turn in the last few seasons. David Luiz partners Antonio Rüdiger in the defensive back line with Chelsea captain Azpilicueta being moved to right back for the 2018 season. Luiz has always been known to be an untrustworthy player at the back line of a defence, with some mangers saying he’s better suited as a defensive midfielder. He takes plenty of criticism every season with not being able to defend against the top strikers in the big important games, and not being in the right position at the right time. Although Luiz is not the best at his position he offers plenty of positives to the Chelsea defence.
The Brazilian defender is very well known for his aerial presence when attacking corners, his strength and leadership is something we have seen over the last few seasons but most importantly his free kicks are a massive part of his game. Luiz has a personal strategy for how he takes his free kicks, it’s more like a knuckle ball if anything. David has shown that he can be reliable at scoring in the big games either in the air or a set piece, but Chelsea supporters are very worried about his defensive duties. His defensive work needs to be improved if Chelsea are going to compete in the top European leagues and trying to win the title. Overall David Luiz is an overall great asset to the Blues defence but most importantly needs to improve his defensive play to keep a place in the Chelsea team.