I do not normally do a player review like this on my blog post, but who knows, it may become a regular thing soon..
Without further ado let me take you back to Luiz's days at Benfica before Chelsea signed him:
March 12th 2007 - David Luiz made his first league match appearance for Benfica, against Uniao de Leiria.
June 2007 - Luiz signed a new 5-year contract deal with the club after impressing the coaching staff.
January 11th 2009 - David Luiz finally scored his first official goal for Benfica, against rivals Braga.
2009-2010 season - Luiz became a regular first-team player, and impressed new manager Jorge Jesus so much so that he was given the vice-captain role. He made 49 appearances throughout that season and also won the Portuguese Liga Player of the Year Award, earning respect and recognition from European clubs all around the world.
|David Luiz was a main role in Benfica's league success and won the Portuguese Liga Player of the Year Award.|
January 31st 2011: Due to his impressive performances at Benfica, Chelsea decided to quickly sign Luiz up before any of the other big European clubs could try and lure him to their respective clubs.
He completed the transfer for around £24million pounds on a five-and-a-half-year contract deal.
February 6th 2011: Luiz made his official EPL debut on this day, playing in a 1-0 home loss against Liverpool.
8 days later, he made his first start for the club and was awarded the Barclays Man of The Match Award for his performance. From then on he became a fans' favourite..
March 1st 2011: Luiz scored his first goal for the club, with a half volley shot against none other than the champions Manchester United..
March: Luiz won his Barclays Player of the Month Award this month for his consistent performances in defence and input to the Chelsea team with vital goals in matches
2011-12: Luiz missed the first three matches of the 2011-12 season due to a knee injury, but made his return to the first-team on September 13th where he scored against Bayer Leverkusen in a UEFA Champions League group stage match.
He scored against Manchester United again on the 5th of February that season, and was awarded the UEFA Man Of The Match Award for his amazing defensive performance against Napoli in the UEFA Champions League Last 16.
2012-13: Luiz signed a new five-year contract deal with Chelsea on the 22nd of September 2012 after impressing the club with his defensive input and goals from setpieces throughout the season.
He ended up scoring 7 goals throughout last season, including an amazing long-range effort from 40 yards into the top corner of the net against Fulham in April - which was a Goal of the Season contender.
|Stunning strike: David Luiz scored an outstanding long-range effort against Fulham last season.|
He also scored in both legs of Chelsea's UEFA Europa League semi-finals against FC Basel, with two great late finishes to put The Blues through to the final of the Europa League against Benfica.
|Cheeky: David Luiz was seen smiling at United fans after writhing around on the floor thanks to Rafael.|
|Heroic: David Luiz made a goal-line clearance to deny Pedro and Spain from getting back into the match.|