Lampard hails versatile Luiz
Frank Lampard has hailed David Luiz’s value to Chelsea, with the
Brazilian currently starring in a midfield role.
Luiz was brought to Stamford Bride with the intention of
bringing ball-playing ability to their back four.
His desire to stride forward from the back has not always
benefitted the Blues, but Luiz’s enthusiasm and commitment to the
collective cause has never been in question.
It is possible that he has now found the ideal position from
which to operate, with a holding role in the middle of the park
making the most of his defensive qualities and attacking
Lampard feels Luiz is made for the post, telling Chelsea’s
official website in the wake of an 8-0 mauling of Aston Villa: “He
has the ability to play either position and he’s been a fantastic
“People say that central midfield is also a role for him and I
think they are right.
“You still have to have discipline and be in the right position,
and you can’t take liberties, and against Villa he showed he has
the discipline and the ability to do that role.”
Lampard also claims that no-one in the Stamford Bridge camp was
surprised to see Luiz rattle home a spectacular 25-yard free-kick
He added: “You don’t see the hours put in on the training pitch
to work on that technique.
“David has done it and now you are seeing the rewards, because
every time we get a free-kick in that area you fancy him to get it