One Chelsea player went from zero to hero in the Champions League clash against Qarabag, as the London side secured their place in the knockout stage.
Antonio Conte’s side needed a win to secure their place in the next stage of the top European competition and they did exactly that.
Though, it all came courtesy of one very unexpected player in the form of Brazilian forward Willian.
The wide man has been hugely criticised during the current season and many Chelsea fans have expressed their anger at his performances.
Though, it was Willian who ran the game for Chelsea in Azerbaijan as he won the penalty that lead to the clubs first goal.
Bursting into the box, the Brazilian was adjudged to have been pushed having beaten his defender who was sent off.
Social media was certainly not convinced of the penalty decision but it did not affect the taker.
Eden Hazard stepped up to the spot-kick and dispatched expertly.
Willian then got amongst the goals himself, finishing off a lovely passing move from Antonio Conte’s side.
To make things even better for the player, he was also the one who won the second penalty, which Cesc Fabregas also stuck into the corner.
Finally, the player sealed his brilliant performance with a lovely low strike to make it 4-0 and finish the game in style.
Chelsea fans were certainly not sure of Willian’s inclusion before the game but they were certainly happy after it.
Pedro Willian Hazard Willian Goal
A beautiful Chelsea team goal and the Blues are in control…
BT Sport 2 HD pic.twitter.com/jB603qqstG
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) November 22, 2017
Another player who impressed during the game was star man Eden Hazard.
While he did not finish the game and was substituted in the second half, he made the most of the time he was.
Pulling the strings for a central role, he linked up with Willian for his goal as well as dispatching his own penalty.
Twitter reacts to Willian performance
Willian useless prick. What does he bring to this team apart from running like a headless chicken??
— Morata Flair (@Pranav_CFC) November 22, 2017
Willian makes the wrong decision 11 times out of 10.
— Mr. Jack Robinson (@jackdre02) November 22, 2017
Do I start a Willian ball loss count?
— Conteholic (@Conteholic) November 22, 2017
You know you’re dreadful if Willian scores against you twice.
— CarefreeDaily is back! (@CarefreeDailyFC) November 22, 2017
What an unbelievable goal from Willian! Buzzing, great night for him!
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) November 22, 2017
This isn’t a class performance from Willian, this is just his level.
— ً (@SimplyCosta) November 22, 2017
The referee has given Chelsea 2 penalties
Willian has scored 2 goals
Surely I’ll wake up soon..
— . (@OfficialCheIs) November 22, 2017
Willian is actually a hero. First footballer to play without a brain.
— Dami (@TheChelseaWay) November 22, 2017
Willian is smashing it!
— Reece (@ReeceBeezy) November 22, 2017
wonder where the willian haters are now
— tom clifford (@tomcliffordcfc) November 22, 2017