Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season papered over many of the cracks in their team.
Despite the run they have been on, it’s been apparent that Chelsea are defensively suspect.
And when they did finally lose, they did so quite emphatically with numerous defensive errors.
The Blues lost 3-1 against Tottenham on Saturday, ending their 18 game unbeaten run in all competitions.
While the result was hard enough to take on its own, what made it worse was David Luiz’s terrible display at the back.
Having conceded early on to a Dele Alli header – from a free-kick Luiz gave away – the Brazilian appeared to get out the way of Harry Kane’s strike, giving Kepa Arrizabalaga no chance.
David Luiz stealing a living , absolute shocking defending pic.twitter.com/Eoa0o2AOot
— Tony Walker (@tonythemanc) November 24, 2018
And if that wasn’t bad enough, for Spurs’ third goal, Luiz’s weak challenge allowed Heung-Min Son to waltz through and score.
Although none of Chelsea’s players played particularly well at Wembley, Luiz really stood out.
Due to his up-and-down time at Chelsea, he’s received much of the fans’ ire.
Therefore, here’s how Chelsea fans reacted to Luiz’s horror show at Wembley for Chelsea:
Didn’t even want to do this. But David Luiz has been directly at fault for SEVEN of the 11 league goals we’ve conceded.
Out of position. Ball watching. Unnecessary fouls. Just overall truly woeful defending. pic.twitter.com/gmXIqTcEpH
— tug (@carefree_tug) November 25, 2018
David Luiz shouldn't have given away a needless foul for the first goal
Should've put his body on the line for the second
Should've stopped Son for the third
But my manager thinks he's untouchable
— Wakeel (@__tunde) November 25, 2018
On the Son goal…
Yes, Jorginho was bad there. But he was mainly outpaced. Luiz deserves more blame because he’s a DEFENDER & made a pathetic attempt at stopping it.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) November 24, 2018
There's a reason why Conte dropped David Luiz. You can't win with David Luiz, Morata and Jorginho.
— Sean H. Chin (@SeanHChin) November 24, 2018
Kepa conceded 3 | 1 2 3
Kante running upandan like a lost goat
David luiz channeling his inner uselessness
Unbeaten FC turned to embarrassment FC
Sarriball to say-ri-boo
— Omope Abdul Azeez (@Iam_Abdulaxis) November 24, 2018
1 loss in 19 games, it’s not a crisis in the slightest but we just can’t expect to beat top sides with joke defenders like David Luiz and Willian still starting games.
— ⒹⓎⓁ (@ChelseaDyl) November 24, 2018
David Luiz was praised to the moon after the Liverpool game. Means nothing if you can’t show it consistently. Love the guy, but yet another shocking game from him.
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) November 24, 2018