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Ex-Chelsea Star Ray Wilkins: David Luiz is a Penalty Just Waiting to Happen

Ex-Chelsea Star Ray Wilkins: David Luiz is a Penalty Just Waiting to Happen

David Luiz‘s return to Chelsea this summer has divided opinion, with some considering the £34 million deal a bargain considering how much the club sold the player for in 2014.

Meanwhile, there is a large group of people who were strongly against Antonio Conte’s decision to bring the Brazilian back to Stamford Bridge – with Ray Wilkins apparently at the front of the queue.

The former Chelsea assistant manager, who also made 179 appearances for the club as a player, claims that Luiz is simply a penalty waiting to happen in the Premier League.

Wilkins also mentioned Luiz’s poor decision making, something which inspired Gary Nevile to compare Luiz’s playing style to ‘being controlled by a 10-year-old on a PlayStation’.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Wilkins said: “We are coming up to Christmas and he loves giving presents away. He is a penalty just waiting to happen, especially as a central defender.”

He added: “Don’t get me wrong, he is a very talented footballer but he is not a centre-half as far as I’m concerned.

“He is a holding midfield player or a midfield player. He just makes very, very rash decisions and poor decisions as a centre-half. I don’t understand why they brought him back into the fold.”

Luiz is set to make his second debut for the club against Swansea this Sunday.

 

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