Chelsea extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five matches with a comfortable 4-0 win against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, but Blues fans weren’t impressed with the performance from Willian.
The 29-year-old has started all but one of Antonio Conte’s side’s six top flight matches this term as Eden Hazard continues his return from injury, but he has picked up just one assist without scoring in 427 minutes on the pitch.
With the west London outfit scoring four times against the Potters you may have thought that the Brazilian would have had an impact or been directly involved in at least some of the goals, but it wasn’t the case and the out-of-form attacker was replaced by Hazard in the 72nd minute.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on his showing via social media, and while some say he is “really useless”, others described the forward as “painfully mediocre”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Willian needs to step up all else the bench will be waiting. #cfc
— Xric (@xric95) September 23, 2017
Football is very easy and sweet when you pass the ball.
— Sam (@MistrLecturer) September 23, 2017
Willian getting too comfortable and losing touch. He shouldn't start the next game. Very poor from him today #cfc
— MK (@EnochMK) September 23, 2017
— EnergyToLove (@energytl) September 23, 2017
The joy i felt when Costa was declared sold will be NOTHING compared to how I'll feel when Willian gets sold! Doesn't he watch himself? #CFC
— C. A. R. T. H. A (@Cartha_of_CFC) September 23, 2017
Please i've had enough of Willian. A really useless player.#cfc
— frankie09y4 (@frankie09y4CFC) September 23, 2017
Christensen & Rudiger were also exceptional. Willian and Moses didn’t do enough for me. Willian is lazy these days. #CFC
— Bongani (@Bongani_Dlams) September 23, 2017
Sincerely hope this is Willian aka @willianborges88 last ever season at Chelsea.
Painfully mediocre player. #CFC
— Itchy Batshuayi (@MaiconCarioca54) September 23, 2017
— contified (@thomaskjoseph) September 23, 2017