Willian can be a Chelsea hero

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Will Chelsea sneak through tonight?

Chelsea have long been linked with signing Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Willian; Tonight is his chance to become a Chelsea hero.

Roberto di Matteo was sacked after Chelsea lost to Juventus a fortnight ago, but they still have a strong chance of progression even if their fate is largely out of their hands.

They need Shakhtar to beat Juventus, and must win against Danes FC Nordsjaelland themselves, put simply- Two home wins in the two fixtures will see Chelsea progress.

Their hopes will rest of Shakhtar's array of attacking talent, and superb home form. On home ground this season the Ukrainians have played nine, won nine.

Included in that winning streak is their 2-1 win over Chelsea back in October, when the Blues Champions League season began to unravel.

Shakhtar have goalscorers all over the pitch, from Fernandinho, Teixiera, and Mkhiktaryian offering the threat from midfield. Juventus have been given extra hope by Luiz Adriano being suspended for the match due to his 'unsporting' goal against Nordsjaelland.

So extra onus will be on the man who makes Shakhtar tick, Willian, to do his bit to secure the victory.

His record in the Champions League this season is phenomenal, four goals and three assists in five games. It's easy to see why Shakhtar want £30 million for his services.

Overall this season he has seven goals and 12 assists, an excellent return from 21 games.

He may have been the villain at Chelsea when he put them out of the Champions League, but he can be a hero for them tonight, and make himself their most-wanted man in the transfer window and next summer by doing them a favour tonight.

Will Willian be a Chelsea hero? 

 

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