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Chelsea made it three from three in Europe .

Willian's attempt at a bicycle kick vs BATE was absolutely ridiculous

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There was only one name on the lips of everyone at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek's hat-trick inspired Chelsea to a 3-1 win over BATE, making it three wins from three in the Europa League.

The Belarusians celebrated wildly upon scoring a consolation, but that's all it was as Maurizio Sarri's men put in a professional performance.

The Shed End will have gone home delighted with Loftus-Cheek, who turned up with the aim of giving his manager some food for thought and definitely succeeded.

However, one player who forever seems to divide opinion is Willian.

The Brazilian was replaced by Victor Moses in the 57th minute, but before that, he caused BATE some problems and looked reasonably lively.

Perhaps the incessant transfer speculation in the summer linking the 30-year-old away from the club has had an impact. At any rate, many Chelsea fans are less convinced than they once were that he should be starting so regularly.

Willian's awful bicycle kick 

Whatever your opinion is of the forward, it was very difficult not to laugh at his attempted bicycle kick as he went for glory:

It wasn't quite Gareth Bale in the Champions League final, was it?

Over 1,000 likes in less than an hour - that clip is going to haunt him for a little while yet.

Aside from that one, rather unspectacular moment, Willian has reiterated how much he is enjoying life under Sarri.

Willian vs BATE

It's no secret that he fell out with Antonio Conte towards the end of his reign in west London and speaking to The Premier League Show, he explained the changes he has noticed at the club this season.

"He [Sarri] is very important, not only for me but for all the team. Now we play football," he said, quoted via the Daily Mail.

"He wants us to have fun inside the pitch. We play proper football and every single player is happy to play for him.

"I love to live here, my family love to live in London, I love to play for Chelsea, everything is amazing. I have been here for five years and I hope to stay more." 

What did you make of Willian's performance? Have your say in the comments. 

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Topics:
Football
Maurizio Sarri
Willian Borges da Silva
Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Chelsea

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