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 …
Cahill frustrated with Chelsea workload

Cahill frustrated with Chelsea workload

Gary Cahill has expressed his frustration at the number of games Chelsea are having to play and argues it has had an effect on their individual performances. Cahill admitted to Chelsea TV that the fixture pile up from the start of Premier League season is clearly costing his team vital points; particularly against the big clubs. "We haven't had a clear week for what, 29 weeks, and you're expected to go into games 100% fresh trying to push on in …
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 …
A Look At Arsenal New Guys via Opta Stats | Per Mertesacker

A Look At Arsenal New Guys via Opta Stats | Per Mertesacker

The summer before this season commenced has been unanimously declared a disaster by all associated with the Arsenal. The messy departures of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas stripped the club of their two most creative talents and Gael Clichy's refusal to renew his contract meant we were short in the left-back area. Welcome high-profile departures came in the form of Eboue, Traore, Denilson, Bendtner and Vela, albeit only the former two sold completely. Of course it wouldn't be Arsenal unless …
Kaboul Stats | Tottenham's Defensive Rock

Kaboul Stats | Tottenham's Defensive Rock

After conceding 8 goals in the first two games of the season, I along with a lot of Spurs fans were thinking it could be a long hard season. We still hadn’t signed the star striker that we had been coveting since the loss of Berbatov, Modric was angling for a move to Chelsea and there seemed to be a distinct lack of cohesion within the squad. Fast forward 6 months and things are looking far healthier. Win the much …
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