Chelsea news: Maurizio Sarri sent worrying David Luiz warning ahead of Tottenham clash

Merson thinks the Blues will not end up competing for the title but will finish in the top four along with Spurs.

He told the Daily Star: “He needs to put a shift in for Chelsea against Tottenham because he is sometimes their biggest problem.

“I was at Stamford Bridge for the Everton game and 10 minutes in I said it would finish 0-0. It was too slow – and mostly because of Luiz.

“He takes a touch, plays it back to the keeper, plays it square, plays it square again. Then he had the audacity to tell the fans to liven up!