Willian produces sublime skill for Brazil v Argentina

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Willian has been in outstanding form for Chelsea since the start of the season - and while the winger failed to have the same impact for Brazil in their 2018 World Cup qualifier against rivals Argentina on Friday evening, he still managed to produce the best trick of the night.

The 27-year-old - who started the match, which ended in a 1-1 draw, but was substituted in stoppage time - pulled off an elastico inside the penalty area between two Argentina defenders before hitting a left-footed shot at goal which was blocked and deflected for a corner.

That Willian had the audacity to not only attempt the skill but also pull it off shows how much confidence he is currently playing with. (Scroll down this page to see the video).


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Ezequiel Lavezzi handed Argentina the lead 10 minutes before half-time, but a goal from Lucas Lima on the 58th-minute ensured a share of the spoils for the 2014 World Cup hosts.

Willian should be handed another chance to shine against Peru on Tuesday night, although Bayern Munich’s in-form winger Douglas Costa could get the nod from head coach Dunga after his impressive cameo on Friday.

Video: Willian's elastico v Argentina

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Willian has been key for Chelsea this season

Chelsea fans appear to be in complete agreement that Willian has been the Blues’ stand-out performer this season.

The shining light in an otherwise disastrous campaign so far, the South American has scored five goals - mainly from direct free-kicks - and registered one assist.

Without Willian, it’s possible that Chelsea would be even lower in the Premier League table - Jose Mourinho’s men are 16th, having secured 11 points from their first 12 matches - and out of contention to secure a place in the Champions League knockout rounds.

Chelsea fans: has Willian been your star man this season? Let us know by leaving a comment in the box below!

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