David Luiz has come in for some criticism in the past, with a number of fans believing he is not the world-class defender others would have you believe.
But at this summer's World Cup, the new Paris Saint-Germain defender has shone for Brazil, playing a vital role as the hosts continue their march to what they hope will be the sweetest of triumphs in their homeland.
In Friday's quarter-final against Colombia, Luiz scored the second goal and was again strong in defence, keeping the likes of James Rodriguez at bay until the prolific Monaco man netted with a late penalty.
He may have stolen the headlines for his impressive second-half free-kick, but Luiz also shone when carrying out the bread-and-butter of his game, making six effective clearances, winning five duels and making four interceptions.
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Chelsea fans are split on whether Luiz's departure will be good or bad for the club, although you would be hard-pressed to find any who do not think it is excellent business in terms of the fee they are reportedly receiving.
But having watched the 27-year-old play for his country this summer, could some Blues fans suddenly be wishing the player was not heading to France?
After the game against Colombia, we took to Twitter to see what Chelsea fans made of Luiz's performance, and below is a selection of what we found:
David Luiz is a guy. Now he's left Chelsea the masses will appreciate him.— Anti-hero (@Whodeknee) July 5, 2014
David Luiz is amazing. Will miss him not being at Chelsea next season #CFC— Jonathan (@JonnyHearne) July 5, 2014
David Luiz leaves Chelsea and is now the greatest player that ever walked. The media make me laugh.— Barons 'CFC' Badges (@BaronsBadges) July 5, 2014
David Luiz plays better for Brazil than he ever did for Chelsea— niyant10 (@Niyant_Dave) July 5, 2014
One player that I will miss at Chelsea is @DavidLuiz_4 he had so much character and was always hungry to win.. Good luck on da future champ— Awot Abbay (@_livindagoodlyf) July 5, 2014
Also... That David Luiz free kick. He's not banged one of them for Chelsea all season. Steps up for Brazil and wallop... Great goal mind.— Obviously CFC (@ObviouslyCFC) July 5, 2014
Actually gutted David Luiz has left Chelsea! Still can't get over that goal last night! #ping— Elliot Benton (@Elliot_Benton) July 5, 2014
@DavidLuiz_4 is an absolute class act! So much passion it's incredible going to miss him at chelsea— Ethan (@ethandixoncfc) July 5, 2014
That moment when u remember Chelsea just sold David Luiz---damn,irreplaceable talent— Adam Wood (@ADAM4CHELSEAFC) July 5, 2014
David Luiz as a defender is replaceable at Chelsea. The passion that he offers though, hard to find. Will be missed at Chelsea— Mourinho-Esque (@Mourinhoesque) July 5, 2014
If David Luiz played at Chelsea with the same passion he has for Brazil, he would have been one of the best CB in the prem last season— Reedy! (@lukereed98) July 5, 2014