Roy Keane has blasted Chelsea’s David Luiz after the defender handed Atletico Madrid a first-half lead in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Luiz gave away a penalty which Antoine Griezmann coolly slotted home, but second- half goals from Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory.
The result took the Blues to the top of their Champions League group, but Kean didn’t hold back in his criticism of the Brazilian’s performance.
“It’s madness really – it’s a form of cheating,” he told ITV.
“Why he’s doing it is beyond me. He’s lazy and he’s letting his teammates down.
“He knows himself. There’s no need. We see a lot of that going on, so I’m glad he got punished for it. It’s a form of cheating.”
It’s been an eventful couple of weeks for Luiz, who continues to be something of an enigma.
His studs-up lunge on Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac a couple of weeks ago was deservedly met with a red card and the 30-year-old was lucky that his teammates dug him out of a hole last night.
Luiz was impressive as Chelsea swept to the title last season, but his antics during September have been questionable.