Boost for Chelsea star Filipe Luis as Dunga slams rival Marcelo

Marcelo Madrid

Dunga is clearly not a fan of the Real Madrid full-back's swashbuckling style.

This summer Chelsea needed to move in the market for a new left-back, with Ashley Cole and Ryan Bertrand's respective departures leaving them with just Cesar Azpilicueta to play in the position.

With that in mind Jose Mourinho continued his raid on Atletico Madrid. The Brazilian international cost Chelsea £15.8 million this summer. Filipe Luis joined returning loanee Thibaut Courtois and £32 million striker Diego Costa in swapping the Vicente Calderon for Stamford Bridge in the summer.

But despite his excellent form at Atletico Luis was a surprise omission from the Brazil squad for a home World Cup in the summer. Luiz Felipe Scolari did not go for the more defensive option in Luis, instead preferring to take Real Madrid's Marcelo and PSG veteran Maxwell.

Since Brazil's 7-1 defeat against Germany and after the arrival of the more defensive minded coach Dunga Luis has become a more regular member of the team, despite the excellent form of Marcelo at club level.

He has become the regular left-back for Brazil while Alex Sandro and Dodo have also received call-ups - Marcelo on the other hand has not been called up since the Ecuador game in September.

And Dunga gave Luis a real boot this week in his hopes of holding down the permanent left-back role, by launching a scathing attack on his rival Marcelo.

He told Brazilian source O Globo:

"How many times did go up and attack Marcelo During The World Cup? Twenty. How many goals did he score or create? None. How many times were we caught out with balls behind the backs of our defenders? Three or four."

It certainly appears as though Marcelo does not feature in the long-term plans of Dunga, leaving Chelsea defender Filipe Luis essentially unchallenged for the first-choice left-back spot.

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