It has been a tough few weeks for Willian, and he has come in for some real criticism from the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern. The Brazilian has been unable to find his form of the 2015/16 season since the end of that campaign, and he has found life tough under Antonio Conte this term. Struggling to break into the side ahead of Pedro on occasion, when he has played he has struggled, and that has left him in a bad spot.
However, he really turned it around on Wednesday night against Everton. Though the Toffees put up a decent fight, Willian was able to control the attack thanks to his darting runs and electric pace, whilst his injury-time goal effectively secured the win for the Blues. He has had a tough year, but credit where it is due, he was simply sensational on Wednesday night.
It hasn’t taken much to get the Chelsea fans back on side, and now many of them are already looking ahead to the weekend, and after that display, they’re calling for Willian to get a start. With his qualities going forward terrifying Everton defenders, there is a hope that he will be able to repeat that against Bournemouth – and our landlord has been unable to disagree. After all, he says that if there is any chance of Willian now kicking on and finding his form after a good performance, then it’s worth the risk to start him.
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