Chelsea fans react on Twitter to Willian performance v Sunderland

How did Chelsea fans feel the £30 million Brazil star did in the 4-2 thriller last night?

Last night saw Chelsea and Sunderland play out a quite incredible fixture - complete with goals galore and the odd sensational individual performance.

In the end the seven goal thriller ended 4-3 to The Blues at The Stadium of Light and while the performances of Eden Hazard for Chelsea and Ki Sung-Yeung for Sunderland caught the eye we decided to cast our beady eyes over the performance of Brazilian international Willian.

The £30 million attacker was making his third Premier League start for The Blues and again kept up his tradition of playing the full 90 minutes under these circumstances.

So how did he get on?

Pretty well judging by the adulation of his audience on Twitter.

Willian formed a three-pronged attacking midfield with Juan Mata and the sensational Hazard that left Sunderland chasing shadows for plenty of the match.

The most impressive parts of his game however have to be his little lay-offs and touches - in particular in the final third.

He is never afraid to play the quick one time pass little flick around the corner, that may not always pan out the way he expected, but when it does it means the team are moving at a faster pace and not falling into a pedestrian cycle easily defended by the opponent.

His energy is also good. Stereotypically he would not strike you as a player with an abundance of energy and desire to run around the pitch - but years at a team like Shakhtar Donetsk and the competition for places at Stamford Bridge has built in him a hard-working mentality - which is endearing to the fans.

His stats also looked good on paper. Three successful dribbles, 88% passing success rate, 71 touches he certainly looked the part.

The one question mark would have to be over the teams defensive qualities when they leave out Oscar.

Willian’s Samba comrade is not shy of sitting in alongside Ramires and on this occasion Frank Lampard which offers more defensive security than the swashbuckling attitude of this mercurial midfield talent.

But overall Willian and the Chelsea faithful can take solace from this performance by the 25-year-old.

Here is some of the reaction on Twitter to the £30 million man...


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