Chelsea’s Willian is in crazy form
Willian is red hot right now.
After scoring against Barcelona in the Champions League, Willian broke the deadlock for Chelsea at Man United on Sunday.
Willian started and finished a brilliant Blues counter attack at Old Trafford just after the half hour.
The Blues could have been ahead after just three minutes when Alvaro Morata hit the bar.
Man United 0 – Chelsea 1
Chelsea’s goal came from a Man United attack.
Willian headed away an Antonio Valencia cross in his own box and then, going for the ball again, immediately started a counter attack.
The Brazilian fed Eden Hazard on the left hand side, and crucially Willian kept on moving forward.
Hazard eventually sent a perfect return pass back to the onrushing Willian who smashed a shot past David De Gea.
Three Man United stars blamed
When it came to apportioning blame for Willian goal, three Man United players took criticism.
The first was Paul Pogba.
On his return to the first team after being dropped against Sevilla, Pogba was slammed for missing an initial header which allowed Willian to start the attack.
When it came to Willian’s rush forward, Scott McTominay also came in for some stick.
The 20-year-old midfielder initially tracked Willian as he moved upfield. But after Hazard received the ball, McTominay failed to stick with Willian but instead he got attracted to the ball.
That opened the space up for the Brazilian, which he exploited.
Finally David De Gea was slammed for allowing Willian’s shot to go through him.
Maybe he’s human after all.
Paul Pogba had been playing with increasing authority. Then he fails to challenge for a header at the edge of the Chelsea box and allows the counterattack from which the visitors score. #MUNCHEhttps://t.co/6fiOvMQM6H
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) February 25, 2018
Why does McTominay leave Willian?! He’s running with him and then stops. Awful from De Gea too.
— Doc (@Doc_Joshi) February 25, 2018
Don't want to be *that guy* who is first to criticise a youngster who has clearly been doing well, but Scott McTominay surely at fault for the goal for letting Willian go. Losing his runner as he's going into the final third is criminal
— Aaron Flanagan (@aaronflan) February 25, 2018
— Goal (@goal) February 25, 2018
Absolute worldie from De Gea! pic.twitter.com/bmgYDzHDqm
— George (@georgebann) February 25, 2018