It’s The Small Details That Make A Big Difference

While people are continually going out of their way to heap yet more praise on the admittedly refreshing David Luiz, I’d just like to raise the point that he’s been extremely fortunate not to have occupied the role of pantomime villain in his first few matches.

On his first Chelsea start, he conceded a late penalty at Fulham which, if converted, would’ve cost the Blues a 0-0 draw – a result that before the match would’ve been seen as disastrous. The admirable flair of his overhead kick in the corner coupled with the reckless spot-kick donation cast him more as an inevitably trophy-free Arsenal stalwart than the best centre-back in the league.

In his most high-profile match so far, at home to Man Yoo, he should have been dismissed after several trips and body-checks. Again, I’ll concede that his goal was superbly taken, but if the correct decision had been made and Luiz had been sent off, the match would almost certainly have had a different result, and the red card would presumably have been described as the turning point should Chelsea have lost more ground on the league leaders.

Instead, he is the man of the hour: a goalscoring, technical phenomenon with the world’s greatest haircut and the undying love of every Chelsea fan on the planet. It’s the little things that make a big difference…

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