Jose Mourinho has no shortage of quality players when it comes to his Chelsea team. Recently though, almost all of his players have been subject to tremendous amount of criticism by the media and the Chelsea faithfuls as well. All this is due to 7 losses and 2 draws within 12 games thus leaving last year’s Premier league champions on the 16th position in the league table.
Amidst all the fracas and fuss Willian has appeared as the shining beacon for Chelsea and Jose Mourinho. The Brazilian joined Chelsea on a 32 million pound fee from football club Anzhi after just six months at the club. At first, Willian took his time due to the physical requirements of the Premier league but slowly and gradually he has become Chelsea’s main go to guy when the chips are down. This mantle was previously taken up by Eden hazard who is also having a torrid season at the Bridge.
The Brazilian with a funky hairstyle has scored some brilliant goals at crucial moments. His winner against Dynamo Kiev in last week’s match was a top notch free kick from 25 yards out. Although his free kicks have been a major factor in the new found hype that surrounds him, Willian’s adaptability is the attribute that Jose Mourinho would love. Willian has played in all midfield positions throughout his career which has brushed up on him so much that he has become the utility man for Chelsea. He presses with purpose and has enough technical ability to replace Cesc Fabregas in center midfield as he showed in the Stoke game.
2 goals and 1 assist in 11 Premier league games(2 substitute apps) and 3 goals in six cup games is an average return for a top quality player but the timing of those goals are important. Willian scored 3 goals in 4 champions league games which shows that he has performed in all of Chelsea’s Champions league games except the one that was drawn 0-0.
Chelsea and Mourinho would be licking their fingers when they see the Brazilian’s stats for Shakhtar Donetsk as Willian scored 45 goals and made 81 assists for the club from Ukraine. The club’s supporters will be hopeful that his scintillating performances come on a more regular basis because they are hugging the deep end of the table.
With Chelsea’s poor form and the current loss at the hands of Stoke City should give Mourinho the perfect platform to establish Willian as an example for all his players to follow. To conclude, we are eager to see Willian on his best for both Chelsea and Brazil.