We wouldn’t blame David Luiz for feeling a little hard done by here.
The Brazilian is a complete Jekyll & Hyde character and has been taking often fair criticism ever since he was described as a ‘playstation player’ by Gary Neville.
But against Man United tonight he will feel a real sense of injustice to see Chelsea go 1-0 thanks to Ander Herrera’s first-half header.
Paul Pogba delivered a Jan Vertonghen-esque peach of a cross to his Spanish colleague to open the Chelsea defence.
Pogba has developed into an assist machine under Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer and this goal was a pleasing counter attack against a top team.
However, there was a real moment of controversy shortly before Solsjkaer’s side broke away.
Chelsea had a corner and Chris Smalling was tasked with marking Luiz.
Instead of actually trying to get his body in front of the Chelsea defender, Smalling lazingly grabbed at his shirt without even turning to face him.
As Nemanja Matic collides with Smalling, the former Maidstone man ends up ripping a massive hole in the Brazilia’s shirt.
VAR was in use during the game but Anthony Taylor somehow decided not to make a call despite obvious replays.
We were told on BBC commentary that the video referee was aware of the incident but decided no penalty, or that it should even be checked by the on-field referee.
Cue United going straight up the other end and scoring a brilliant goal.
To rub salt into Chelsea’s wounds Pogba added a second goal just before half time, this time from a beautiful Marcus Rashford cross.
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