Willian was the stand-out performer last season for Chelsea, in an otherwise disappointing campaign for the Blues, but the Brazilian has found opportunities more difficult to come by since Antonio Conte took charge.
Featuring yesterday against Peterborough United in the FA Cup third round, Willian showed the sort of form to be pushing for more regular opportunities as he scored a fine goal and put the League One side to the sword.
Chelsea eased their way into the next round with a comfortable 4-1 victory and many identified Willian as their Man of the Match, as he proved to be a thorn in the side of the opponents throughout the game at Stamford Bridge.
Many Chelsea players received plaudits on social media but Willian stood out as the finest performer of them all and he could retain his place in the coming weeks- although Pedro Rodriguez was also excellent today.
Fantastic result today 4-1. Bats was good but Pedro and Willian were superb. COYB
— BIGBATS23 (@Canteunot) January 8, 2017
Superb goal from Willian. Ball from Fabregas in build up was brilliant ????????
— Akansh (@akanshcfc_) January 8, 2017
Willian and Pedro have been prolific this season, excellent ball by Cesc to release Pedro.
— • (@Futbol_Regista) January 8, 2017
Willian is amazing, love watching him play.
— 〽️1️⃣0️⃣ (@Bosscielny6) January 8, 2017
Willian is world class
— ️️ (@bartuayi) January 8, 2017
Brilliant goal! All about that pass from Fabregas for Pedro. Willian eventually cuts inside and finds the far corner. Game over.
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) January 8, 2017
Absolute laser of a shot from Willian gives Chelsea a 3-0 lead! Brilliant display by the Brazilian throughout this game! #CFC
— chelseabible (@Chelseabible1) January 8, 2017
Willian is brilliant though.
— Patrick (@Mayorbello) January 8, 2017
Brilliant from Willian tho.
— hassan (@Hassan241) January 8, 2017