Danny Mills sends ‘top class’ advice to Chelsea star: Keep it simple
The ex Man City defender urges Chelsea centre-half David Luiz to do the simple things right
David Luiz is a top-class defender when he does the simple things right for Chelsea, Danny Mills has claimed.
The Brazil international has endured a tough start to the 2017-18 season despite being a revelation in the Premier League last term.
Luiz returned to Chelsea in a £32m deal from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain despite moving to the French capital in a then world-record deal for a defender in 2014.
The South American left the Premier League with a reputation for being a rash defender but Antonio Conte helped to polish the centre-half into a dependable player.
Indeed, Luiz formed a formidable partnership with Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill as part of a three-man defence as Chelsea won the Premier League title with two games to spare.
The 31-year-old has already been sent off and booked a further three times in the Premier League this season, while Luiz conceded a penalty in a 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid last week.
Former Manchester City defender Mills explained what has changed about Luiz this season following his shaky start.
Mills told BBC Radio 5 Live: “When he does the simple things, he looks a top class defender. But he tries too hard. That becomes his downfall.”
Luiz won his first Premier League title with Chelsea last season after finishing seven points clear of their closest title challengers Tottenham Hotspur.