Redknapp: ‘Luiz Not Cut Out To Be A Premier League Defender’

By on October 25, 2011

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp believes David Luiz should not be playing as a central defender for Chelsea and he could end up getting Villas-Boas sacked.

The former Liverpool man admits his defending has been sceptical at times for Chelsea and believes his style would be more suitable as a midfielder. He explained in his column for the Daily Mail:

“David Luiz is a modern phenomenon; he’s a defender who doesn’t really like to defend! He’s terrific on the ball and easy on the eye.

“I’m not sure he is cut out to be a Premier League defender. That is the third penalty he has conceded in his brief Chelsea career.

“Luiz needs to move to midfield, because defending like that can get a manager the sack.”

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20 Comments

  1. Lukman

    October 25, 2011 at 11:07 am

    yes. i support the idea David should be in midfield instead of defender because the way is playing is more attacking. please if anyone has the access to meet the coach (AVB)tell him not to use David to defender again…

  2. patrick

    October 25, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I full believe on Redknapp comment. Luiz may been good if swich to midf. He alway eye goal.i believe its magth been batter than bale on net than deffeding…

  3. Sam

    October 25, 2011 at 11:59 am

    David Luiz would play like Gilberto Silva if deployed into holding midfield…..AVB has to do that…

  4. ozor

    October 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    purly a central midfilder,with a combination of devid and mata is same as xavi and iniester

  5. John Monday 4rm Otukpo, Naija

    October 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Am 500% in support of that. It can be seen in his constant overlappings. His passes are good. He’ll make the strikers score more.

  6. magic Finger

    October 25, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    what Redknapp said is 100% right is like what some has at hand he don’t need mirror to look at it, i have thought this thing with my friends here several times that David will be better at midfield. please my lovely Coach A. Villas try this idea and use him in central midfield. i believe he will be good there and let Ivanovic and Tell handle that central defense

  7. Stan

    October 25, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    U guys can’t b serious,luis is one of our best defender al he is consions remember convertion has caused us in the of john obi mikel,4rm creative 2 defensive which make him one of chelsea’s low speed player.think

  8. Segun

    October 25, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Pls Villa Boas move or convert him to mildfilder instead of central defender, bcos his alway committed foul in the box.

  9. Segun

    October 25, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Pls Villa Boas move or convert him (DAVID LUIZ) to mildfilder instead of central defender, bcos his alway committed foul in the box.

  10. Oluwasegun (08068343286)

    October 25, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Pls Villa Boas move or convert him (DAVID LUIZ) to mildfilder instead of central defender, bcos his alway committed foul in the box, up blues.

  11. Oluwasegun (08068343286)

    October 25, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Hello Villa Boas move or convert him (DAVID LUIZ) to mildfilder instead of central defender, bcos his alway committed foul in the box, up blues.

  12. renniepace

    October 26, 2011 at 12:53 am

    i agree he should be in midfield but i don’t agree a defender can get the boss the sack that’ stupid .
    born blue live blue die blue
    mr chelsea

  13. Ogunsola samuel

    October 26, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Luiz lack d ful expernce 2 play as chelsea defender,he marks aggresively and always love to push forward,frank is gettin old and i beliv if luiz is tried in d midfield he wl surely deliva

  14. patrick

    October 26, 2011 at 7:20 am

    At last what I have been saying has come to a reality. Yeah if Luiz is trained he can be a good defender but he will play well if given a chance to move forward without worrying about the defence. Just look at his tactics in attacking and yet he is supposd to defend, I think it is high time AVB makes the decision.

  15. Ogidi tochukwu

    October 26, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Avb pls do dat fast.luiz is good in attack so mildfield is good 4 him.

  16. Cee

    October 26, 2011 at 9:21 am

    What u all saying is tru, bt we need a defend who cn drible frm center back and luiz z one of them. I wuld prefer to use hm as right back. To force a plyer to chang position thts like chasing him away let hm say 4 hmself if he wants to. Unles if the is un emergienc yes he cn change.

  17. Cee

    October 26, 2011 at 9:28 am

    And our midfield is very much conjested. Roman wants lamps to renew his contract we’v got remires, miralres, obi, romeu and josh waitin 4 the opotunities to play. Unles we sell obi or miralres. If we make any mistak changing hm he myt end up sign 4 barca or madrid.

  18. Babalola Azeez

    October 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Redknapp is right base on david luis commited 2 much fouls,Though chelsea need more creative midfielder i think not David luis,I huge my respectfully (AVB) not 2 use luis in d midfield it only need 2 tuck 2 him (ONE ON ONE) b’cos David luis a very very good matteria in dat chelsea back,D SKY IS BLUE.

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  20. jr

    October 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    right back.

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