DAVID LUIZ has blamed Chelsea's loss to Tottenham at the weekend on Spurs shocking them with a new system.
The Blues were battered 3-1 at Wembley with the Brazilian defender, 31, directly at fault for two of the goals.
PA:Empics Sport3 David Luiz claims Spurs stunned Chelsea with a tactical tweak
While Luiz admitted Chelsea "played badly", he added they were left stunned by Tottenham's high-pressure style early on.
The ex-Paris Saint-Germain star said: “I think they played very well, we did not play very well, I think we played very badly.
“We were surprised by their first 15 minutes, when they came with a different system, with high pressure.
"And everything was happening, every challenged ball was theirs, they were pushing us back, they got both goals."
Getty3 Tottenham ripped Chelsea to shreds with an up-tempo style
Luiz went on to blame an all-round terrible performance for the defeat but says they will learn from the loss.
He added: “I think in all aspects we did not do well. Both in the defensive aspect, in the collective, the attackers being the first defenders.
"As in creation, we did not create as much as we normally create. We did not have the ball possession as we usually do.
"I think on the whole we had a sad night where we could not find ourselves in the match.