Chelsea’s victory over Manchester City may be looked back on as one of the pivotal moments in the story of the 2016/17 Premier League season.
Granted, it’s too early to say that the Blues’ 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium has handed them the title, but Antonio Conte’s men laid down a real marker with their performance against the Citizens, whom many hailed as champions elect after just a few weeks of the campaign.
The history books will show that goals from Diego Costa, Willian and Eden Hazard secured the win, but David Luiz’s showing should not be forgotten.
As the numbers show, the Brazilian defender made 100% of his passes stick, completed seven clearances, put in two interceptions and blocks and was so clean in his tackling that he didn’t make a single foul.
The Brazilian has been excellent in Conte’s 3-4-3 and looks to be proving the doubters wrong upon his return to Chelsea.