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Luiz out-muscling Wayne rooney
Luiz has already proven that he is not afraid of the physicality of the English game with some tough tackles and a real strength on the ball. After growing up in one of Sao Paulo's toughest districts, Luiz has so far shown no fear at the prospect of going toe-to-toe with some of the Premier League's more intimidating strikers.
He played Manchester City's 6'4" striker Edin Dzeko off the pitch on the weekend and Wayne Rooney was kept quiet for much of the second half in Chelsea's clash with the League leaders after Luiz had found his stride.
More importantly, Luiz knows how to time his tackles and you will rarely see him go to the ground in desperation. He is also a master at jockeying his opponents and forcing them into areas that they don't want to go.
To succeed in the Premier League, you cannot back out when the going gets tough and Luiz certainly seems to relish the physical confrontations that are a part and parcel of English football.