Cesc Fabregas showed teammate Willian that he is not the only Chelsea player to have a sensational set piece in his locker with this outstanding free-kick against West Ham United this afternoon.
The Spaniard stole dead-ball duties away from Willian at Stamford Bridge and whipped a delicious effort over the wall and into the top corner, equalising for the Blues towards the end of the first half.
Willian has established himself a reputation as one of the Premier League’s best set-piece specialists this season, with a series of fabulous free-kicks contributing to his goal tally of 12 in all competitions.
But Fabregas proved that he is every bit as good as the Brazilian with this strike, which had the perfect combination of power and precision to leave West Ham goalkeeper Adrian with no chance.
Manuel Lanzini’s free-kick opener for West Ham wasn’t half bad either, in an always-entertaining London derby which is living up to the billing at the halfway stage, with the scores level at 1-1.
Half-time score: Chelsea 1-1 West Ham United
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