Like anything, football has its heroes and villains.
On one hand you have territorially loved and universally hated footballers like John Terry; on the other hand, you have territorially loved and universally appreciated players like Gianfranco Zola.
David Luiz falls in the latter category.
The Chelsea defender/midfielder has become somewhat of an icon in West London over the past three years. Sure he may have the occasional lapse in judgement, but by and large the Brazilian international has been a terrific dressing-room influence and sound purchase.
Will he remain with Chelsea past this season? Possibly not.
Is he loved by Chelsea fans? Without a doubt.
Should Luiz's West London stay be coming to an end, Stamford Bridge has been witness to sumptuous displays of footballing prowess. Whether by set piece or from long range, the Brazilian has certainly shown his class.