When talking about some of the biggest scoring threats for Chelsea, the conversation usually – and rightfully – turns to players like Diego Costa, Pedro, Eden Hazard and Oscar. But after eight Premier League matches, two Champions League legs and two international breaks, a somewhat unexpected scoring genius has emerged.
According to WhoScored.com, Blues winger Willian has scored six times in his last six football appearances between Chelsea and Brazil, giving him a team lead-tying two goals in the Premier League and sole ownership of the lead in total goals this season with four.
After notching his first goal of the season in the Champions League against Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Willian scored in each of his next three appearances with a goal against Newcastle United, Porto (Champions League) and finally Southampton before having his streak broken against Chile.
But on Tuesday in Brazil’s World Cup qualifier against Venezuela, Willian notched a brace with two goals in the first half en route to a 3-1 win for future Olympic hosts.
Willian’s career-high in goals for a single year is very low – as is typical for many wingers, but if he maintains this pace in Chelsea fixtures, he could be poised for the first double-digit goal season of his career.
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