How valuable is David Luiz to Chelsea? Compared to Kompany, Ferdinand & Vermaelen

How valuable is David Luiz to Chelsea? Compared to Kompany, Ferdinand & Vermaelen

In the wake of a rejected £35 million bid from Barcelona for Chelsea defender David Luiz, quite a debate has erupted over the former Benfica man’s actual worth to the team. Luiz, whilst a first-team stalwart and a fan favourite, has nevertheless been derided in the past by fans and pundits alike for his erratic defending, none more famously than Gary Neville. The former England right-back’s comments that Luiz defended like he was being controlled by a “10 year old …
Goal Of The Week | RVP,Sturridge,McCleary,Diame & Luiz

Goal Of The Week | RVP,Sturridge,McCleary,Diame & Luiz

After a weekend of  Premier League goals and controversy , it is now your chance to vote for your favourite goal of the week from the shortlist below (GIF Images from @feintzebra) The top 5 goals in the last week (April 16th to April 22nd) have been shortlisted below and it is now our chance to pick your favourite! Robin Van Persie scored with a stunning volley after an inch perfect  pass from Wayne Rooney which put Manchester United on their way to their …
Chelsea's Best Defensive Midfielder | Stats Comparison

Chelsea's Best Defensive Midfielder | Stats Comparison

David Luiz Vs Gary Cahill | Stats Comparison of Chelsea's Defenders

David Luiz Vs Gary Cahill | Stats Comparison of Chelsea's Defenders

When Gary Cahill joined Chelsea from Bolton Wanderers on January 16, 2011, many believed the club had acquired the perfect partner to play for years to come alongside John Terry in Chelsea’s centre of defence. Cahill, described by former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas as having “immense technical attributes and fantastic pace as well”, had been the Bolton captain and was even beginning to move up the pecking order for the English national team. However, David Luiz had already been brought …
Star Men | RVP, Rooney, Mata, Demba twins shine | Opta Stats

Star Men | RVP, Rooney, Mata, Demba twins shine | Opta Stats

There have been some exceptional performances this weekend as well as some amazing results. There was the 7-1 mauling of Blackburn by Arsenal yesterday and then today's epic 3-3 draw between Chelsea & Manchester United. So we thought we'd treat our readers out there to some stats. What we would appreciate is some comments at the bottom of the post of what you thought of your team or your players performances! So who were the EPLIndex.com Star Men? Robin Van Persie …
Chelsea centre back spot | Alex or Luiz?

Chelsea centre back spot | Alex or Luiz?

David Luiz joined Chelsea last January in a spending spree which also included the signing of Fernando Torres. Luiz was brought in from Benfica for about 20 million pounds. Alex was bought in 2004/2005 but had to be loaned to PSV Eindhoven so that Chelsea could get him a work permit. After three years on loan Alex finally returned to his parent club after making a name for himself and earning the nickname "the tank". With John Terry as one …
David Luiz, Alex or both for Chelsea?

David Luiz, Alex or both for Chelsea?

Before the start of the season the talk has mainly been about Sneijder, Pastore, Lukaku and the like for Chelsea, attacking players that should plug a lack of creativity that has been evident over the last season however there is one question that has been seemingly forgotten. What’s our best centre back partnership? As John Terry is our captain it’s a safe bet that he is going to be one of the two centre backs and as Branislav Ivanovic is …
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