After a series of defensive errors made by David Luiz due his attacking nature, Rafa Benitez has made the decision to move the skillful Brazilian into midfield.
This has led to most football analysts agreeing that it is about time Luiz got moved further up the park, but the question is “Should Fantasy Premier League Managers now Invest?”
Although Luiz will be playing further up the park, every time Chelsea get a clean sheet he will benefit and receive the fantasy football clean sheet points.
Rafa is a very pragmatic manager who likes a defensively solid team and ironically the Chelsea defence will be better without Luiz playing in it and his fantasy football owners will reap the reward.
As an attacking entity he looks to be a very creative player and can score goals as we have seen over his Chelsea career with 5 goals in 45 appearances from defensive positions.
Againt Aston Villa Luiz scored and collected Clean Sheet points which was a serious bonus for fantasy premier league managers playing the former Benfica player.
Over his last two games in the defensive midfield role, Luiz has collected 2 clean sheets and 1 goal. This period has seen the Chelsea star have 7 attempts on goal, create 2 opportunities for teammates to score and recieve the ball 32 times in the final third.
Chelsea have games coming up against Everton, Stoke, QPR, Arsenal, Reading & Newcastle and we expect investment to increase in David Luiz as they are games that could produce clean sheets and goals for the Chelsea defender.