David Luiz was sent off for a disgusting lunging tackle on Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac on Sunday, and former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins claim it was due to fear.
The Gunners travelled to Stamford Bridge on Sunday with may pundits ruling out any chance of us coming away with any points whatsoever, but we earned a hard-fought 0-0 draw, and will feel like we could have come come away with more.
The game could well have been changed on its head had David Luiz been sent off for a high boot when attempting an overhead kick, but he was only yellow carded, although he did get a red into the dying minutes of the match.
Luiz attempted to be clever on the ball despite being the last defender, and rounded Alexis Sanchez, only to lose balance with an oncoming Sead Kolasinac, and plough straight through the defender.
The left-back took his time to return to his feet before managing to finish the match, and former Blues coach Wilkins claims that the reaction was most likely made out of fear.
Ray Wilkins said: “It was an atrocious tackle. He either wants to hurt Kolasinac, or he’s afraid. I’ll go for the latter.
“He saw him coming towards him and thought: ‘Wow, this fella is a giant’ and he basically wet himself.
“Kolasinac went to the floor, his boots never came off the ground, he just went for the ball.
“If Luiz had done that there would have been nothing wrong. It’s on the halfway line for goodness sake.”
Can the tank Kolasinac expect this sort of reaction in the future? Was he lucky to come away unscathed or is he just that hard?