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Luiz vs Lamps

Well this came out of nowhere

Very reliable sources said hes fallen out with Lamps and wants to move. Training away from the squad.

Bearing in mind hes one of the only players in the squad that has played for Chelsea with Lampard as a team mate this is fairly surprising.

Most likely Lamps told him hes not going to be starting out of the gate and he didnt react well. I think Lampard is doing the right thing tbh, first real test of his authority and it comes from a former team mate - requires a strong reaction. Wouldnt be surprised if he goes to Arsenal now but it's a shame if his Chelsea time ends like this.

What do we think of how Lampard is playing this?

posted on 8/8/19

So - the window has been shut for an hour now and I've yet to see anything official that this transfer has gone through!

comment by Tway (U1162)

posted on 8/8/19

We never really ever discovered the root of the problem when Diego Costa left. I'm not talking about his love for Atletico, but the personal issue with Conte, which cost us a heavy price as we all know.
When Luiz left for PSG a similar void was created,and the club had a poor season . (While PSG went on to win 4 titles with him). We won the main title with our new coach inmmediately on his return , which saw the return of passion and motivation within the club, no doubt David was instrumental in this.
I do not know if this "falling out" with Lampard is real or just media spin. But its very disturbing. It insinuates that once again personal issues take precedent over true merit. I hope these darkening clouds do not break out into a full stom in the months to come.
David Luiz has been more than "close to legend" potential. He has been since 2012 the club talisman, I fear the fallout from this continuing story.

comment by BlueJ2 (U4630)

posted on 8/8/19

I don't have a problem with Lampard exerting his authority over players who get out of line. In fact, it can be a benefit to get rid of players quickly when they start to create a bad atmosphere in the dressing room.

My complaint is that we are selling Luiz to Arsenal. For what - £8M? If we have to get rid of him, I'd prefer that we went without a fee - and sold him abroad somewhere. I don't understand why we keep selling players to our direct rivals - Cech, Matic etc. Arsenal do the same with us I suppose - god knows why they sold us Giroud.

posted on 8/8/19

I wonder if there was any dispute between Lampard and Luiz at all? Pretty sure they had a good relationship with each other, so it could be quite likely that Lampard/the club allowed Luiz to leave at a cut-price as a favour after he told them he he still wants to continue playing regularly (like with Cech).

posted on 8/8/19

Let's see if Luiz can play without a proper sitting midfielder. We were torn apart in quite a few games last year because he and Jorginho had absolutely no idea defensively.

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posted on 8/8/19

comment by NPE (U22020)
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comment by Eric_Draven (U20260)
posted 15 minutes ago
Let's see if Luiz can play without a proper sitting midfielder. We were torn apart in quite a few games last year because he and Jorginho had absolutely no idea defensively.
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You clearly have no idea what you are talking about.
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OK, if that's your opinion. Luiz cannot defend - that's mine. He's also suspect positionally and his concentration is awful.

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comment by Bov (U6696)

posted on 8/8/19

Selling a 32 year old Luiz is fine by me. The fee and the club he's gone to does not sit well with me but I think it's going to be Okay. No point in playing him in place of younger hungrier players with potential. It's time to try these home grown players and moving Luiz on can only help that happen.

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