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A Defender or a Midfielder?

A Defender or a Midfielder?

While watching our game against Aston Villa and after that marvellous David Luiz free kick, something came to my thoughts, Chelsea are being linked with Maruoane Fellaini who is rated at £30 million to shore up our midfield but can David Luiz be the answer to our midfield for now?

I was simply impressed with Luiz`s show in midfield, has made me to put up this question to the Vital Chelsea house - Should Chelsea sign a defender and use Luiz permanently as a midfielder?

Even if you opt for Chelsea to sign a defender, remember reports of old that Ivanovic prefers playing as a centre back instead of a right back, that has led me to ask another question - Would you prefer Chelsea to get a right back to compete with Azpilicueta while Ivanovic play as a centre-back?

So this is the question - Should Chelsea sign a midfielder or stick with David Luiz in midfield and sign a defender who will cost less? (Remember defenders cost lesser than midfielders)and even if they sign a defender should it be a right back or a centre back?

Answers with name of your preferred target please!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday December 24 2012
Time: 9:45AM


and please dont forget Wallace (right back)...I heard he is coming straight into the first team as he is highly rated...a lot of complex laternatives really...I hope we choose the very best...and we bring in whoever early in the last minute panic buys please..!!
24/12/2012 09:56:00
Midfield is the best role for Luiz should we sign another midfielder I think not maybe in the summer depending on the Lamps situation I obviously want him to stay.
24/12/2012 10:08:00
I feel we should sign another versatile midfielder who can also play as a centre half like Luiz in order to increase our options. My fellow countryman Wanyama comes into the picture.
24/12/2012 10:20:00
To answer the question...he is not a defender!!
24/12/2012 11:20:00
I would still buy Falani now before the other Manc clubs snap him up. He is the longterm replacement for Lamps whenever he leaves. We still need him now as well, romeu out, mikel goes to afcn, with lamps's age you cannot guarantee him being injury free....that only leaves us with Ramieres.
24/12/2012 11:25:00
Wallace is coming in for the right back competition. Luiz,Mikel and Romeu when he comes back should be good for us in midfield. We have got JT,Cahill and Iva in defence now. We only need a striker in January.
24/12/2012 11:32:00
Wallas is going to spend the remainder of the season at fluminese....he is going to join our squad in the for me luiz should play as a midfder while we signa a right back and a striker so iva can play as a CB
24/12/2012 11:48:00
By next season, if we bring in another mid, we'll have Luiz, Mikel, Rambo, Romeu, Mac (fingers crossed) & Lamps (?). That's seven lads if Lamps stays and Mac makes first team for 2 spots (4 really given rotations). Interesting times ahead indeed.
24/12/2012 11:48:00
We can't simply overlook the obvious needs of the team bcos we had a good game against mediocre teams, luiz played against monterrey and aston villa, not against man city, man utd or real, there is a difference between a technical player and a player that plays with steel and power, luiz is technical and we can't say he has power or steel to maintain or boss the midfield for now, until we see him play against stiffer oppositions then we can scrap any deal for a world class DM/CDM, or else we'll rue our miss if the window closes, I'll be glad if we can convert him there and he excels along mikel and rammy, but we should be sure he'll cope there when the stakes are high before scrapping the purchase of a player we need, and if he copes there we can bring wallace back and return iva to CB or buy a player like mbiwa or okore
24/12/2012 11:52:00
Luiz is a midfielder (defensive) . Isnt it obvious???
24/12/2012 11:53:00
@Desmond...i was already typing before reading your post...i was actually going to say the same thing..Luiz has got talent no doubt but will still need to get him well grounded before we can launch him against top oppsistions..i just hope the board does the right thing by maximizing opportunities in the window...merry xmas @Desmond...plenty goodies ahead for you.
24/12/2012 12:15:00
@layorh12, thank u bro, I am happy u didn't view it as negativity on my part, but u saw it as a hint of caution which we all need to see, I remember someone saying luiz is not chelsea quality when he keeps making mistakes and causing us goals, same person is now saying he is world class, my take is let's assess him a bit before we conclude that we don't really need another player for the pivot, here is what lamps have to say about him in the middle or as a defender
24/12/2012 12:22:00
@layorh, I wish u a happy xmas too and lots of blessings and favour from God!! Thank u for ur well wishes, and may God bless all VC members too
24/12/2012 12:32:00
Yet the most dangerous attack for Villa came from...that's right,a mistake by Luiz.He has to improve certain aspects of his game ,but he has a lot of potential in that position and he is better than Mikel.
24/12/2012 12:39:00
I think we should still sign a DM, Fernandinho or Wanyama should be fine, so we can have two reliable DMs (Luiz and the new one). I will also suggest we sell one of Mikel or Romeu in summer (if we can do it in January, fine!). In addition to that, we definitely still need a deep-lying playmaker who will help us control midfield against strong oppositions, someone like Moutinho is my pick not Fellaini.... So, imo, our January reinforcement for midfield should be Fernandinho alone or fernandinho and Moutinho (if we have the finance for both).
24/12/2012 12:40:00
we have our own nathniel chalobah who can play both center half and dm.
Blue India
24/12/2012 12:50:00
Fellaini or diame will do for me in midfield
24/12/2012 13:07:00
For the sake of squad depth a player like Luiz is amazing. Having him as a first choice DM is the way I'd play it. Personally I'd be more comfortable if we had another top class defender (Ramos please!!!). Then Luiz can move to DM permanently. Still need one or two strikers though, plus at least one other DM player. Bright things ahead I hope!
24/12/2012 13:14:00
NO we dont need another CM (thank god) now we dont have to waste 30m on fellaini. next season one of our loanee CBs (BRUMA/KALAS) might return to the 1st team so we dont need to buy one. if we do gett a cheap one like okore whos like 5m
24/12/2012 14:11:00
Monterrey didn't play high tempo pressure,Villa didn't play high tempo pressure...both teams gave us the space and time to do whatever we wanted in the middle of the pack. So its best we stop jumping into conclusions and rating Luiz as a certainty for DM. What happens if we come up against opposition that play high pitch pressing hassling us off possession.
24/12/2012 14:19:00
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