It is fair to say that Chelsea winger Willian has not always been a favourite amongst the fans but his recent form has been nothing short of superb.
Following his goal against Lille in midweek, he put in another excellent display in the 4-1 win against Southampton yesterday. Fans on Twitter are surprised by the Brazilian’s improvement but are happy to give credit where credit’s due:
Willian was superb today. Took me by surprise honestly.
— Obi Ezra||Video games plug 🔌 (@obi_ezra) October 6, 2019
Willian is our own “MANe”
— Abeeb Ridwan (Raldoh) ❄️ (@Raldoh1) October 7, 2019
Willian will always be a blue. A leader who talks with his feet. His loyalty and respect for the club💯.
— JamesBond_007🇳🇬 (@JamesBo07367623) October 7, 2019
Yes… clearly the MotM performance
— OneBlue (@RajivPokharel) October 7, 2019
This is a first time in a while I don’t insult Willian during the games .
— Mohammed Ahmed (@8_ham) October 6, 2019
Lot of people dissed William but he’s always played from the heart even if it wasn’t to everyone’s expectations.hes a pro
— Martin Jenkinson (@martojenko) October 6, 2019
He has been very impressive in the last 3 – 4 games.
— Adeniyi Ayodele Awosan (@Awosan) October 6, 2019
You love to see it
— Emmanuel Timothy (@Teemhothy) October 6, 2019
Where has this Willian come from?! So hoping that he can be consistent to the level of the last two games. Credit to him!
— Trent (@Trent_CFC) October 6, 2019
Credit to him as Lampard forced him to earn his spot back on the pitch
— tobey maguire spiderman purist (@ZLauricella) October 6, 2019
Manager Frank Lampard is certainly getting the balance right between youth and experience at the moment. The likes of Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta and Willian are complimenting the youngsters very well.
The results are certainly being decided by the young players, with the likes of Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount getting on the scoresheet, but the game management and tactical knowledge that their older teammates, like Willian, can provide is also important.
The Brazilian provided an excellent assist for Mount to score the second yesterday, and with his contract expiring in the summer, some will now be calling on the club to renew the 31-year-old’s deal.