Chelsea bounced back from two consecutive English Premier League defeats to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.
Having lost to both Manchester United and Manchester City recently, the Blues’ bid to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season has been severely damaged recently, but they moved to within two points of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with the win over the Eagles.
The hero for the Blues was Brazilian attacker Willian, who scored his 13th goal of the season to put Antonio Conte’s side ahead before a Martin Kelly own goal made it comfortable.
Willian is having one of the best seasons of his career and has arguably been one of Chelsea’s best players this season, ahead of more illustrious talents like Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata.
Alongside his 13 goals, he’s assisted 10 times, making him one of the Blues’ most productive players.
Fans were overjoyed by his performance on Saturday and took to Twitter to share their praise for the 29-year-old…
— Olaudah Equiano® (@Uruokpala) March 10, 2018
— Louis Ward (@LouisWard10) March 10, 2018
— Josh Benenoch (@JoshBenenoch) March 10, 2018
The Willian we're seeing this season is the Willian we've always wanted to see… Consecutive brilliant performances 👌 #CFC
— Bruno Khanyile (@BrunoKhanyile) March 10, 2018
Hazard was back to being Hazard. Its as simple as that. But the man of the moment has to Willian, man has been in brilliant touch ever since that Barca game and tonight was no exception as he made those devastating runs on the counter and getting that all imp 1st goal. #CFC
— Devendra Sukhwani (@DSukhwani) March 10, 2018
Got to give it Willian, Been consistently playing unreal recently. #CFC
— Kie Benham (@kie_benham) March 10, 2018
Again Willian was fantastic today, he got deserved criticism at the start of the season but he has turned it round massively, im pleased for him #cfc
— Tom Simpson (@DasherTS) March 10, 2018
I've been the one giving him lots of stick for not performing but he has been world class lately…deserves loads of respect from many #CFC fans for his recent performances… hope he carries on like this…#Willian pic.twitter.com/1R6GOlBMjR
— SuperFrankieLampard (@LovingLegend08) March 10, 2018