Bad news! My advise would be to play Luiz in a holding midfield role and keep Alex at the club. see how it goes. play a 4-2-3-1 and Mikel and Luiz can play beside each other. maybe it won't work, but one never know. Lampard maybe only be on form for 1st half of season and then start to slip away due to fatigue, and we will sign another centre mid anyway. I only hope that when Essien returns it'll a boost to the team half way through the season and help us through the finish line for trophies.