David Luiz And Carlo Ancelotti Win March Awards

COBHAM ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: (L-R) Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti and David Luiz of Chelsea address a press conference at the Cobham training ground on February 11 2011 in Cobham England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

I guess this isn't really good news for Chelsea fans per se, but it's nice to see our boys getting some recognition nonetheless. David Luiz has won Premier League Player of the Month for March on account of being absolutely amazing in every single respect (including dodging red cards!) and Carlo Ancelotti has been named Manager of the Month, probably because the Premier League hates Josh McEachran.

Luiz's award, as mentioned above, is thoroughly well-deserved. The Brazilian centre back, who arrived at the end of the winter transfer window from Benfica, has been an absolute rock in defence and he's also show an almost miraculous ability to make things happen at the other end of the pitch as well, scoring a wonderful volley for the equaliser against Manchester United as well as heading home the winner against City last weekend. About the only blot on his record right now is his rather feisty nature, which the league seems happy to ignore for now.

While player of the month is a much easier award to get a handle on (i.e. their job is to player, we see them play), manager of the month appears to go to the manager who most exceeded expectations. With wins over Manchesters United and City, Carlo Ancelotti certainly fits the bill for March, but had we not had that horrible blip in the middle of the season we really would have been expected to win comfortably against both teams. In a strange way, all those losses and draws in November and December led to Ancelotti winning the March award.

Anyway, now that our manager and best(?) player are being given national awards, Chelsea will probably be Chelsea and drop points to Stoke. It's what we do.

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