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.



We’re joined by former Scotland international Gary Teale to talk the Tartan Army’s win in Malta, what it means, his career and get in about Celtic against Rangers this weekend:

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