The two defenders combined on a disastrous sequence that saw the Brazilian sent off and Chelsea take the lead David Luiz’s return to Stamford Bridge was not a happy one. The former Chelsea defender was back at his former home on Tuesday as his current side Arsenal took on the Blues in a Premier League clash. But the Brazilian’s evening would only last 26 minutes as he was shown a red card after a calamitous passage of play from the Gunners backline.
The red card wasn’t all Luiz’s fault, as the incident began with a disastrous attempt at a back pass by Shkodran Mustafi. Tammy Abraham intercepted the pass and rounded Bernd Leno in the Arsenal goal before Luiz took down the Chelsea striker in the box. Referee Stuart Attwell didn’t hesitate to show the Brazilian a straight red card for denying an obvious scoring opportunity, with Jorginho scoring the ensuing spot-kick to give Chelsea a 1-0 lead. There was plenty of reaction on social media as Arsenal’s tendency to self destruct in defence showed itself once again.
1 – David Luiz is the first player to be sent off against Chelsea in the Premier League, having previously played for the Blues inmthe competition, since Vinnie Jones in December 1995. Calamity.
2-David Luiz has now received two red cards in his Premier League career He’s been sent off for Chelsea against Arsenal, and has just returned the favour after being sent off for Arsenal against Chelsea!.