When Chelsea signed David Luiz back from PSG on transfer deadline day during the summer transfer window, very few expected he’ll be named as one of the best defenders in the league. In fact, many people tagged him a bomb waiting to explode and criticised Chelsea for such a move.
But the Brazilian has been excellent at the back for Chelsea, and according to Frank Lampard, he’s the best centre-back this season in the Premier League.
“”I think David Luiz has matured,” said Lampard on Monday Night Football.
“He was a very good player before – we won the Champions League with him and Gary Cahill as centre-halves in the final – but the criticism of him at that point could have been ‘can he make a mistake and does he try and over-play?’
“Since he’s been back, in a role in the middle of a back three, he has shown discipline and quality on the ball.
“His defensive stuff has been brilliant and I couldn’t leave him out [of his team of the season so far].
“He’s probably the best centre-half in the league, for me, this season.”