Date: 12th June 2013 at 4:30pm
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David Luiz FranceJose Mourinho hasn’t had the chance to speak face-to-face or work with Brazilian defender David Luiz but there are already reports that he could be an early casualty under the new manager.

The Daily Express claim that Mourinho is concerned by the 26-year-old’s erratic style and believes he gives the ball away far too easily for a centre-back, so he’s warned Luiz that he will play his way otherwise he’s out. But is there a grain of truth here or do the media just not like Luiz very much?

Luiz is currently on international duty with Brazil and will compete at the Confederations Cup which will start on Saturday and finish at the end of the month, so he isn’t going to see the player until he joins up with the squad in Asia along with the other Chelsea stars that will get a little extra break after playing in an international tournament this summer.

It is true that he can be something of a liability defensively, lacks concentration and isn’t the most intelligent footballer I’ve seen, but he’s also extremely talented, is proud to pull on the club’s shirt and has the personality of a potential leader. I don’t think Mourinho has made his judgement on Luiz already and he says that everyone will get their chances, if he could just get Luiz to use the grey matter between his ears then I don’t see the pair having a problem.

Of course, like anything this is all subject to circumstance and should Chelsea receive a huge offer from one of the Spanish giants Luiz has been linked to then a sale may be sanctioned whether Mourinho likes him or not as he’d have funds to buy whatever defender he wants.

As it is, he’s a Chelsea player and I reckon he will remain so for at least the next season. I don’t think Mourinho would be so unfair as to judge him already as he has improved and could continue in the same vein with a little help.

Oscar will also be in action for Brazil during the Confederations Cup whilst Juan Mata, Fernando Torres and Cesar Azpilicueta will feature for Spain and both John Obi Mikel and Kenneth Omeruo will be there with the Nigeria squad. It’s fairly safe to say that they’ll all be in Mourinho’s future plans with the exception of Torres, who will likely make way for Romelu Lukaku and a new forward.

Source: Express


15 responses to “Mourinho has already marked Luiz’s card as rumours persist”

  1. mohamed abdulkarim says:

    Why on earth jose would sell d.luiz, one of our key players and as he promised he will improve our young players d.luiz will be crusial to chelsea’s title race.instead he should sell torres terry mikel

  2. mohamed abdulkarim says:

    If jose wants to succeed in chelsea he has to work with chelsea’ s new generation e.hazard oskar mata and david luiz since they are the heart beat of chelsea.

  3. mossy kiua says:

    david luiz iz not 4 sale

  4. Kate says:

    We all know he’s unreliable in defence, but he’s been great in midfield and really working towards being club captain.

  5. felkin says:

    You don’t sell assets but liabilities! D. Luiz is the future of Chelsea! I really am luking forward to see Mou working with this mult talented young generation!

  6. Gary says:

    Mourinho has not even said ‘hullo’ to Luiz, and he certainly would not issue Luiz instructions through the media. Come on guys don’t repeat nonsense to your readers, we deserve a little more respect than that!

  7. kayo says:

    lampard, mikel, essien are not as good as luiz in midfield.

    ferreira, moses, ba, torres, marin are good but not good enough for a team like chelsea, champions league crown hopeful

    de bruyne is a subject of tussle between leverkusen and dotmond but ferreira, marin, moses gets spots ahead of him

    luiz woeful in defence could be world-class in midfield

    • Adam says:

      Since when was Ferreira a midfielder? How could he be playing ahead of DeBruyne when he is actually a right/left back and has already been released by Chelsea?
      Moses has played very well for Chelsea when he has been given a chance. He averaged near a goal per game in Europe and just needs to shoot more.
      Luiz may have better POTENTIAL compared to the aforementioned trio but that is irrelevant considering he is playing in a position which would jeopardise the defence. He could be Ronaldo but that wouldn’t matter if he does not fulfil his role on the pitch: to shield the back line.

  8. Wolfie Smith says:

    This paper talk is just that, bollocks! The Express and Mail are the worse for bullshit about our club.

  9. wos da yank says:

    Everyone thinks we should sell mikel. Anyone thought about moving him into central defense. Hes big enough. Has good pace and strength. Is accurate with simple passes. I’d like to see it tried. Could add depth that we need at defense for free, free up a midfield spot and act as cover in case something similar to this yesr happens with injuries in holding mid.

  10. Uzoegheli says:

    For God sake Luiz Jose should be allowed to decide the ideal player he wants , if Luiz does not fall in his plans ,mthen off he goes there are better defenders and please don’t call me arrogant but Luiz is no midfield general neither is Torres Drogba.