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HOT OR NOT: We’ll miss glorious and fallible David Luiz when he’s gone

It’s Hot or Not time again as Sportsmail’s Riath Al-Samarrai reveals what’s been making him feel warm and what’s been leaving him cold this week.   

That glorious, fallible, marvellous, infuriating bundle of hair and unpredictability. He really did it this time. Just as we reached the point where we could all agree he was the wrong man at the wrong time for Arsenal, he engineered an FA Cup win over Manchester City that stands as the best result of their season. We’ll miss him when he’s gone.

Spanish golf has its first world No 1 since Seve Ballesteros and how fitting that it is a man who knows what it is to ride the waves of a hot temperament. It remains one of the great tales that Rahm tackled his temper by hiring a bomb disposal expert. With his mind under control he has the game to stay at the top.

He’s twirling again, the old Whirlwind. Aged 58, and 14 years on from his last appearance at snooker’s world championship, he has got through two rounds of qualifying and is two wins away from a place at the Crucible. He plays Rob Milkins tonight.

They took the moral high ground and rightly severed ties with the homophobic and transphobic fighter James Hawley. But, you do have to wonder when they’ll pipe up about one of their other lads, Billy Joe Saunders, who was fined for his video on how best to hit women. Could it possibly be that it is easier to grandstand about a 6-0 novice than a world champion?

Another week, another round of charges. Elijah Manangoi, the world 1500m champion in 2017, has been provisionally suspended for missing three drugs tests. There are 57 Kenyans serving drugs bans, which begs the question of how many is enough to trigger a blanket sanction?

We await the details behind Watford’s decision to sack their manager Nigel Pearson. We also await the epiphany that reveals the wisdom in Pozzo getting rid of three managers in one season. The common denominator is far easier to spot.

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