Chelsea’s Brazilians are a tight bunch — some might say too tight, even, and not just Antonio Conte, as the narrative would later (d)evolve to.
There's a reason for this. The club told him to do it before he even arrived, as confirmed in a <club> briefing here https://t.co/2ccQovERuM Don't believe the rest of the propaganda. We were all told well in advance of Conte.— Sid Celery (@sidcelery) August 13, 2018
They sit together on bus and airplane trips, fraternize in the dressing room and on the training ground, and generally find each other’s company agreeable — this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as long as it’s an inclusive “clique”, and judging by the wonderful personalities of David Luiz and Jorginho (initial impressions, in his case), for example, it probably is.
Sometimes, they even open restaurants together, such as the Babbo venture between David Luiz and Willian, which has seemingly become every Brazilian footballer’s place to be seen, from all the Chelsea boys to Neymar to Diego Costa to Oscar and beyond.
So, how much do they like each other? In a fluff Q & A with Willian, the first in a new series apparently, the Chelsea official website asked a few softball questions from Willian ... and his answers sure contained a lot of David Luiz. Of course, with the two of them friends since about age 8, this is hardly surprising.
Q: Any there any outfield players who fancy themselves in goal?
A: Maybe David Luiz, he’s crazy enough to be a goalkeeper. If we had to put an outfield player in goal during a game I’m sure he would nominate himself.
Q: Are there any defenders who would make good strikers?
A: Again, David Luiz. He used to play as a midfielder when he was younger, but he was quite attacking, so I think he would be good up front.
Q: Who do you sit with on away trips? What do you do to pass the time?
A: I sit with David Luiz because I’ve known him since I was eight so we are very close, we have a great relationship.
Q: Who is good at lifting the morale after a defeat?
A: I would say players like Gary Cahill, David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta, they have good leadership qualities and are good in those situations.
Q: Who is the biggest joker?
A: David Luiz, definitely. He is crazy, always joking around and laughing.
Q: Who do you eat with at Cobham?
A: Usually the Brazilians – David Luiz, Emerson and Jorginho.
-source: Chelsea FC
David Luiz, David Luiz, David Luiz. If we all had a friend like David Luiz, the world would be a better place.
Legendary bromance confirmed!