The Arsenal defender has come back to haunt Chelsea before, as the manager who sold him in the summer knows all too well

Do not make David Luiz angry. It is rarely a good idea, as Chelsea have discovered to their cost, and Frank Lampard looked as though he could see the value in treading carefully as he prepared for Sunday’s derby at Arsenal, when he will come up against his one-time teammate and the player he sold in August.

David Luiz has previous for coming back to haunt Chelsea. When the club sold him for the first time in 2014 to Paris Saint-Germain, he marked his return to Stamford Bridge the following season with a late equaliser in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. The central defender’s bullet header forced extra time, from where PSG would progress, and it was a similar story at the same stage of the competition in 2015-16. David Luiz played in both legs and once again PSG went through, albeit with a bit more comfort. Chelsea would re-sign him in August 2016 – perhaps to stop him from hurting them.

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