Jamie Redknapp hails Chelsea player for what he did against Palace

Chelsea star David Luiz was hailed for his "perfect pass" in the build up to N’Golo Kante’s winner at Crystal Palace.




Sky Sports' pundit, Jamie Redknapp


The Brazilian central defender carried the ball out from the back before picking out Kante in the Eagles’ box to fire home the only goal of the game at Selhurst Park.
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp said: “The pass, we’re talking about a pass from a centre-back.

“I know David Luiz has got great quality, but he clips it and it’s such great technique.
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“He just stands it up there and puts it on his chest. It’s perfect.
“He’s got brilliant ability but he sees it so early.
“He gets it back onto his right foot and he goes ‘there you are’.
“It has to be the right weight, has to be the right height otherwise it won’t get there.
“It’s a brilliant pass.”

Luiz was delighted with the hard-fought victory and his brilliant assist.

"It is never easy to play here or control it here especially when they play long balls but we did well,” the Chelsea ace said.
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“We could have scored early but they also did a great match defensively which is why it was so difficult.
"[The goal was about] the connection, about training every day and understanding the philosophy.
“I just tried to put the ball in and time it for his run.”
The win sees Chelsea consolidate their position inside the top four ahead of 2019.
Maurizio Sarri’s side are five points clear of Arsenal, who where thrashed 5-1 at Liverpool on Saturday.

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