It's a question we have been asking for quite some time now isn't it. Well I say we have been asking, but it's mainly other peo...

It's a question we have been asking for quite some time now isn't it. Well I say we have been asking, but it's mainly other people on here and family and friends I have that all say the same thing.

David Luiz without question is "World class" no matter where he plays. So comfortable with the ball at his feet (why wouldn't he be as he is Brazilian after all), is two footed, reads the game fantastically well and can pick a pass just like Leboeuf!.

The reason I am asking this question today is because of Chelsea's transfer activities this summer and also because of Luiz's abilities.

Think about it, we have made no secret of our intention to sign a replacement right back for Jose Bosingwa who left in the summer and with a move for César Azpilicueta looking more than likely, could it mean Robbie with stick with him there this season and move Branislav Ivanovic into the middle again?.

Of course, he has stiff competition for those places from JT, Gary Cahill and David Luiz but I just wonder if Luiz ability with the ball has changed RDM's approach this season.

There has been and will remain questions about Michael Essien's fitness which I think he will agree, is only natural after the problems he has suffered with his knees in recent times. Could this be in the back of RDM's thinking?

This morning, Raul Meireles is rumoured to be a target for Napoli and if the reports are true, could persuade RDM to do business.

So we know we have three centre backs (four including Luiz) that are here to stay, we know we have Romeu, Mikel, Lampard for the two holding positions in front of the back four in our 4-2-3-1 formation but could Luiz now be a contender to play in that role if Essien has problems and Meireles leaves us?

What's your view on David Luiz? Where do you think we could get the best out of him?

I mean no disrespect to Luiz when I say this and I am sure that he understands that you get better with age and experience, but his defending has improved leaps and bounds since he has been here.

Now I personally played to a decent standard of football (Southern Amateur back in the day) and started off up front, gradually moving my way backwards through midfield and finally into a centre back and I know each position.

I have said it already in this post but the two MASSIVE strengths that David Luiz has is his ability to read the game in front of him and his ability on the ball.

I personally wonder that if RDM decides to deploy Luiz further forward, he may at times get lost with the game passing him by. For example, if Luiz is playing in one of the deeper positions in midfield he could be taken out of the game with the opposition passing the ball around him, would he then become frustrated and give away silly tackles and bookings because he wouldn't have the same influence on the game in that position?

Don't get me wrong here, I do see the positives in Luiz playing there purely and simply because of his use of the ball. We have at times, lacked that killer pass or just something to open the door and Luiz would provide that option.

I just feel that Luiz should play at the back, with the game being played out in front of him because we get the best out of him there. You cannot under estimate just how special the ability of being able to read the game is!

David Luiz has shown in the short space of time he has had here that he has ironed out the silly mistakes (forget last Saturday as that doesn't count!), the defensive side of his game as really improved and he can still win us games from that position.

I think with the emergence of Gary Cahill at Chelsea, he has a fight on his hands to stay in the side, but then again he could play anywhere on the pitch couldn't he.

For now though the question remains. You have seen my opinion on Luiz but what do YOU, the Chelsea fan reading this no matter where you are in the world, think that David Luiz should play?

David Luiz the defender or David Luiz the midfielder?


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  1. I love the idea of him in the midfield. It's plain to see how talented he is, with the right coaching surely he could play anywhere on the park. Would be very interesting if RDM tries him out in that CDM role against a southampton or something this season. That being said I doubt he will

  2. Good 2 hear that, RDM should try luiz in a DM role paring him & mikel, think he'll do well

  3. he should play along side mikel.....snd lampard 2 compete in d attackin midfield position...,.david luiz d midfielder!

  4. I agree with u totally..luiz can bring in the patrick vieira influence in that midfield preferably partner mikel in the two holdin positions..bearing in mind he is good on aerial balls, good passer of the ball, can attack an score goals too, he is physical, and tactically understands the game, simply real attributes of a midfielder..makes too many mestakes at centre half..lampard shld have his share of bench space, there should be no 'untouchables'....the new boys plus torres shld share rest four positions two wingers, two forwards...the likes of malouda, ferreira, and mereilles should move on and bring in cesar, cavani and moses or the german guy or simply difence line there shld be ivanovic, cahill, terry and cole....that would be the ideal team this season me, hope di matteo can note this..

  5. with his ability on the ball and as he loves going forward most times, he could win us games if paired with mikel at the DM role. He could move forward and return especially pairing mikel who would love to sit in front of the defence.

  6. I personally feel that Luiz is not a center back. He will do much better in the midfield.

  7. iheanacho f onugbe9 August 2012 at 12:51

    that will be good if he play in Md...but who will replace him in Df??

  8. ℓ̊ tink so too...he should be used as Ǎ̜̣̍ CMF (box t̶̲̥̅̊ợ̣̣̇̇̇ box)

  9. david luiz the defender

  10. If we do play Luiz in the pivot,then he must be partnered with an excellent passer because he brings in physicality and ball retention. Having two defensive minded players in the pivot will just result in the team slowing down the pace of the game,especially counter attacks. For now,Lampard is the man to pair up with Luiz in the pivot or maybe Oscar. Having Mikel there with Luiz won't be a good idea. The Netherlands team in the Euros is an example of a team who failed with that kinda of pairing.

  11. .........................cech.........................

    Or something like that.




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