David Luiz is Chelsea’s weak level and ought to be focused by Manchester United in Monday’s FA Cup tie at Stamford Bridge, in response to a trio of BBC pundits.
The Brazil worldwide has been a mainstay in Maurizio Sarri’s facet this season, lacking only one Premier League sport, however has been highlighted as a possible downside for the Blues.
Chelsea host Manchester United within the last sport of the FA Cup fifth spherical tonight, the place the winners will fancy their probabilities of going all the best way after seeing the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham already eradicated from the competitors.
The sport is a rematch of final season’s FA Cup last, the place the west London outfit emerged triumphant over a United facet led by Jose Mourinho, however Jonathan Greening, Stephen Warnock and Owen Coyle imagine it might be a unique end result within the newest conflict.
Luiz’s inconsistency was highlighted by the trio of pundits, who recommended he’s uncovered when taking part in in a system with simply two central defenders.
“If I used to be [Marcus] Rashford I might be getting myself up towards David Luiz. You already know that defensively he could be a 10 or be a 3 that’s how his scale goes from one sport to the following,” Warnock instructed BBC Radio 5 Stay.
“There’s not many ball taking part in centre halves than him and if you wish to play ‘SarriBall’ then he’s your ultimate defender. However if you’re leaving your self so naked on the again, usually two by way of two, you may’t have him.
“When he taking part in effectively in a 3 he had two out and out defenders taking part in with him in Azpilicueta and Cahill. He was made to look nice by them.
“And that’s what is lacking from, that consolation blanket subsequent to him. He’s acquired Rüdiger subsequent to him and doesn’t get that cowl. United need to play at him and get down the facet.”
“I feel as a striker you are feeling like you’ll at all times get an opportunity towards him. Simply that lack of focus and as a striker you’ll suppose I might have an opportunity towards him,” Coyle added.
“Given Chelsea have conceded some actually smooth objectives of late, you continue to have Gary Cahill there, a prime England worldwide who hasn’t been taking part in video games.”
“I feel the issue with Luiz is that when the crew got here towards Metropolis was that he’s taking part in in a two.
“In a 3 he’s much more comfy and he has a bit extra cowl.
“With tempo towards him, like Metropolis had, he seemed uncomfortable all sport and United have to take the sport to him,” Greening concluded.