Our very own Willian takes a walk down the memory lane of his illustrious career at Stamford Bridge to recall one of his ‘favourite’ goals for the Blues.
The Brazilian still has fond memories of his 89th-minute winner on this day against Everton five years ago and he clearly remembers the ‘crazy’ atmosphere at Stamford Bridge after that goal.
Every title-winning season has some defining moments, take for instance Vicent Kompany’s screamer against Leicester City that handed Man City a 1-0 win in the penultimate game of the previous campaign.
Around this time back in the 2014-15 season, Chelsea were sweating to hold on to their top spot in the PL standings. A 1-1 draw at nearest rivals Man City was followed by a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Aston Villa before Everton came the trip to Stamford Bridge on February 12. Both goalkeepers made some terrific saves on the day, with Petr Cech denying Romelu Lukaku twice and Tim Howard stopping Everton’s demise on countless occasions.
The game looked heading towards a goalless draw after Gareth Barry’s red card, but cometh the hour, cometh the man- Willian fired home from outside the box to produce the defining moment of the game.
That goal would go on to make a massive difference in Chelsea’s 2014-15 Premier League-winning campaign under Jose Mourinho, and no wonder it holds a special place in Willian’s heart.
89 minutes on the clock… ⏱
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 11, 2020