I used David Luiz for 25 games in Division 1 Online Seasons. I picked up this card with necessity, as I needed to have a Brazilian Premier League defender for a hybrid squad. I used him next to Eric Bailly and Alex Sandro. I had high expectations due to glowing reviews and solid stats for a CB; ultimately I was let down. Luiz has some great qualities such as his pin-point passing for a defender, good physical attributes, and solid control on the ball. His largest disappointment; however, is the most important, his pace and positioning. Bailly and Sandro both had to try to bail him out constantly, and when they couldn't it ended in an opposing goal. I'll go into more detail below.
In summary, there are much better alternatives in the premier league - most notably Koscielny & Bailly. Unfortunately he is the only somewhat usable link to Sandro when trying to use a Prem. hybrid.
Passing: One of the better passers on the game for a CB.
Dribbling: Once he had possession of the ball, he felt more like a solid midfielder with how he was able to control it.
Physicality: Strong, decent in the air, and wasn't bullied by strong attackers.
Tackling: I felt that his tackling was middle of the line, but I'll list it as a pro anyway.
Pace: 70 pace is not realistic at all; even with the "Shadow" chemistry card applied. His 71 sprint speed may be somewhat accurate, but his 68 acceleration felt more like the low 60's to upper 50's. When he was burnt by pacey attackers, he could not keep up. Let's face it, once you're in Div 1,2,3 and weekend league, pace is a large factor for CBs. Koscielny and Bailly feel light years faster than this bloke.
Positioning: Although his work-rate of med/med sounded decent at first, I found Luiz pushing himself up the pitch at the wrong times. This coupled with his underwhelming pace led to easy goals for my opponents.
I Bought David luiz for my defence, but after 10 matchs i was going to sell it again, was very disappointed,
Then i told to myself, why not try him as a defensive midfielder. He is a BEAST.
For me it is the 2nd best defensive midfielder after kanté, You can try him dont be shy :D
His passing is good, correct PACE, always in the right position, does not give up easily, good headers...
Try him, you wont be disapointed
I buy him on PC in the Futmascrash for 57000 bid. And what can i say, he is a very huge upgrade for my team. I used Koscielny before him and was very happy. But Luiz take my defense to the next level.
I can always count on him and its a big personality on the pitch. Very good tackles, good header (not the highest guy on field, but its okay). I use him with shadow, it boost his pace and his defrate very much. You can also use Sentinel to boost him to 93 rating, but then you need a fast defender beside him like bailly.
I can 100 % recommed this player to improve your Defense to the next level. At this time he is also very cheap. 4 weaks ago he costs 120k on PC, now its around 70k. If he gets an Inform he will be the best defender Ingame, better then Boateng or Chiellini.
Huge Personality and Presence on the field, every enemy knows how good he is
good tacle and overall defense stats
for a Defender he has very good passing and dribbling, also 3* WF and Skills, for example you can play him also as CDM!
hes got the hair ;-)
he "only" has mid/mid workrates, but it feels like high/mid
depend on your buypoint he can be expensive, but he is worth every coin you spend on him
his pace and his stamina is not very good, but you can improvice his pace with shadow or anchor and stamina is not a big problem for a defender, just use low fitnessitems on him every second game to use him 100 %