Even though he signed a short-term deal to finish the rest of the season in blue, it’s not clear if he’ll sign on for more, and he could leave for free if he wants to try something new.
No matter what happens, he’s had a great time at Stamford Bridge so far. Even though he might be misunderstood, he is still one of the club’s longest-serving active players. With 60 goals and 59 assists, he has had a lot of great moments.
Here is a list of Willian’s best Chelsea moments.
Premier League Debut Strike (2013)
Willian’s first game in the Premier League was against Norwich City, 39 days after he joined Chelsea. In the 81st minute, when the score was 1-1 and there were only a few minutes left to play at Carrow Road, the Brazilian came off the bench.
Soon after, Eden Hazard put the Blues ahead. Though not long after, the ball fell to Willian on the edge of the box, firing his first-time shot right into the top corner. A brief summary of how people live in England.
Last Ditch Winner (2015)
One of Willian’s most famous moments at Stamford Bridge happened in 2015, when a league game between Chelsea and Everton was going to end in a tie. With only a minute left on the clock, Willian fired a hard shot into the bottom corner to seal the win.
It was a huge three points for Chelsea, who went on to win their fifth league title that season. Willian was an important part of their run for the league title, and he played in 36 of the 38 league games.
Champions League Sucker Punch (2015)
Chelsea only had to bҽat Porto to move on to the next round of the Champions League. It was a big night for Europe in west London. Iván Mercano’s own goal put the Blues ahead, but Willian scored the winning goal.
Hazard passed the ball to the Brazilian, who hιt his shot hard and low past Iker Casillas to give the Blues a 2-0 win and the Group G title.
Selhurst Park Thunderbolt (2016)
Less than four weeks after his great goal against Porto, Willian scored again at Selhurst Park with a stunning goal. Oscar’s goal gave Chelsea a 1-0 lead over Crystal Palace. Willian’s first-time shot into the top corner at the hour mark gave Chelsea some breathing room.
In a season where the club finished 10th in the Premier League, Diego Costa finished off the 3-0 win. Willian was Chelsea’s only great player that year, which is why he was named both the Players’ Player of the Year and the Fans’ Player of the Year.
FA Cup Semi-Final Masterclass (2017)
When Chelsea played Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final, Willian may have had one of his best games for blue. The rivalry was already strong when the Brazilian turned down a move to Spurs. This led to the famous Stamford Bridge chant, “He hates Tottenham,” which says that the Brazilian doesn’t like Spurs.
Willian scored a sharp free kιck in front of the Tottenham fans and then calmly put a penalty past Hugo Lloris. Chelsea won the game 4-2, but Arsenal bҽat them in the final. Both teams are from London.
Delightful Anfield Chip (2017)
When Chelsea went to Liverpool in 2017, it looked like they were going to lose because Mohamed Salah, who used to play for Chelsea, had put the hosts ahead. But with five minutes left and Liverpool looking like they were going to win, Willian did something magical.
What looked like a cross at first turned out to be a delicate chip that fooled the Liverpool defense and goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who was helpless. The Brazilian’s skillful play helped Antonio Conte’s team earn a hard-fought draw.
Brighton Rock Beauty (2018)
It’s easy to see why this goal was named Chelsea’s goal of the season and the Premier League’s goal of the month. After three minutes, the Blues were already up 1-0 against Brighton, and in the sixth, they really turned up the heat.
Hazard sent the ball to Michy Batshuayi, who sent it to Willian, who then scored with a shot. The winger finished a truly amazing team goal, which led to a 4-0 victory at the AMEX Stadium.
Barcelona Bullet (2018)
In 2018, Chelsea played Barcelona in the round of 16 of the Champions League. The first leg of the match took place at Stamford Bridge. When the ball fell to Willian’s feet again with no goals scored, he controlled it, took a touch, and put it in the bottom corner.
With a beautiful goal, the celebrations and mood around the Bridge were electric, and there was joy all over west London.
But Lionel Messi scored to tie it up, and in the second game at the Camp Nou, Barcelona won easily by 3-0.
Deadly Tottenham Double (2019)
Willian will have gone out in style in what could have been his last game against Tottenham. When they went to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time, the Brazilian scored a beautiful goal in the bottom corner and then put a cool penalty past Lloris. Do you recognize it?
Willian’s two goals were the difference as Chelsea won the derby 2-0. It was one of the many beautiful, emotional, and exciting goals Willian has scored for Chelsea in his seven years there.