Chelsea defender David Luiz has been praised by Jamie Redknapp
That’s according to former Liverpool man Jamie Redknapp who has even impressed with the Brazilian in recent matches for the Blues.
Chelsea have now won their last four Premier League matches without conceding a goal after the 2-0 victory at Southampton yesterday.
“There is a hunger about this Chelsea team,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “The manager has brought that in and the players are buying into it.
Five talking points from Southampton 0-2 Chelsea
Sunday, 30th October 2016
CHELSEA closed the gap at the top of the table with a clinical 2-0 victory at Southampton this afternoon. Here are five talking points from the game.
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“[Chelsea defender David] Luiz looks – I’m scared to say it – like a serious defender”
Ex-Liverpool star Jamie Redknapp
“Every single player on that pitch is working hard and there’s a desire about them again. Conte has got them so well drilled.
“Everybody knows their job when they have the ball and it suits them defensively as well.
“Luiz looks – I’m scared to say it – like a serious defender.
“You’ve got him buying into it as well, and that was a problem for Chelsea for many years.
Jamie Redknapp believes Chelsea ace David Luiz is a different player at Stamford Bridge
“But when he’s like that, he looks the real deal.”
Chelsea sit just one point off the top of the Premier League table.
And with a win over Everton next weekend they could leapfrog Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool into the top spot.