Top 5 Moments Of David Luiz In Chelsea

5. That Spectacular Goal against Fulham, 2013 (12-13 EPL Season)

Chelsea were constantly held by Fulham as they were determined to defend in deep. Chelsea needed something spectacular to break the deadlock and poof! On came their Brazilian maverick who unleashed one of the most spectacular of long shots from about 35-40 yards which rocketed into the top corner. Certainly one of his best goals for Chelsea.

4. The left footed curled goal against Basel, 2013 (12-13 Europa League)

This was a master class goal by Luiz who showed how a moment of flair can change the game on its head. Luiz, like a typical stylish skilled player lashed on to the simple lay off by Frank Lampard to score the curler. Chelsea went on to proceed to the finals of the Europa League and win the trophy by beating Benfica.

3. His first goal for Chelsea, against Manchester United, 2011 (10-11 EPL Season)

Luiz was a newbie in the club and he scored his first before record signing Fernando Torres did. Luiz showed his technique early in his Chelsea career as he smashed the volleyed ball like a natural striker, as if he was born to score goals like these. The resulted celebration was also one of its kind as David Luiz was beginning to create his name in Chelsea’s history books as one of the most liked player by the fans.

2. That ridiculously funny moment for Chelsea fans against Manchester United, 2013 (12-13 EPL Season)

Chelsea were winning 0-1 at Old Trafford and it was late in the match, when Luiz who was holding on to possession deep in Chelsea area and got into a tussle over the ball with Man Utd’s Rafael. The tussle resulted in a frustrated Rafael kicking out on Luiz after he had successfully back-heeled the ball out of the Man Utd man’s reach. Luiz fell to the ground and started laughing. Rafael was handed a red card. Later Luiz said that he was laughing at the Man Utd supporters after he successfully got on their nerves.

 1. 2012 Champions League Final, Munich (11-12 UCL Season)

This can be termed as his best ever defensive performance, not only for Chelsea but probably for the whole of his club career up and until now. Luiz always known for the flair and freedom in his play, had to be at his resilient best at Chelsea’s most important match in history. This also came at a time when John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic were suspended and the Blues centre backs for the match, Gary Cahill and David Luiz were not fully fit as they both were recovering from hamstring injuries. Playing against one of the most potent attacks in the world, Chelsea held on to a draw and dragged the game to penalties.

Luiz scored a beautiful and crucial penalty after Juan Mata missed from the spot for the Blues. Chelsea eventually made history by winning the UCL and David Luiz followed it up by dancing to the tune of “Blue is the Colour”.

Written by Dinesh V

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