So, was it still Sideshow Bob or Homer Simpson Luiz returns to Chelsea duty after intriguing hair cut pictures
16:47 GMT, 11 January 2013
16:58 GMT, 11 January 2013
They were the teaser pictures that have kept us guessing all day – a pile of curly locks lopped off and lying on a barber's floor, the initials “D.L.” offering an intriguing clue.
Had Chelsea's David Luiz, the 'Sideshow Bob' of the Premier League with his unmistakable bushy hair-do, been shaved into a Homer Simpson
And with the loss of his curls, had Chelsea's strength, like Samson's in the famous tale, been given a brutal short, back and sides
Hair today, gone tomorrow: Luiz's mother posted these picture of what appear to be the Chelsea defender's shaved hair on Thursday night…
Thankfully for Luiz fans, it appears not.
The defender-turned-midfielder was in
training today at Cobham with his trademark hair intact – just a little
shorter than it used to be.
Just a trim: …but as these pictures from today's training session at Cobham show, Luiz has just had a little bit off on top
Who's this Despite the minor change, Rafa Benitez still looked a little confused
The original: Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons
In a season where one calamity has
followed another at Stamford Bridge, Luiz's conversion from an
error-prone centre back to a commanding presence in midfield has been a
rare shining light for Chelsea.
But as happy as he might be in his new
role, it seemed Luiz might have been ready for a change when his mum
posted the images on Twitter after the calamitous 2-0 Capital One
Cup semi-final first leg loss to Swansea on Tuesday.
However, as today's training pics prove, things haven't got that drastic for Chelsea yet.
Hair-raising: How Luiz normally looks, with his trademark curly locks