Eden Hazard has a David Beckham inspired nickname for Willian

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Willian has been one of the only bright sparks for Chelsea on what has otherwise been a pretty terrible season for the defending Champions. 

Sitting 14th in the Premier League, three points above the relegation zone - having scored just 17 goals in 15 games - Blues fans have had little to write home about this campaign.

But the performances of their Brazilian winger have brought the occasional smile to supporters' faces.


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The 27-year-old has scored seven goals in 22 appearances for the west London club with six of those coming from free-kicks.

His ability from the dead ball position has not gone unnoticed by his teammates and Eden Hazard has come up with a David Beckham inspired nickname for Willian.

In a video advertising Chelsea TV's Christmas schedule, Hazard can be heard referring to the South American as 'Willian Beckham'.

Here are all of Willian's free-kicks this season.

Maccabi Tel-Aviv (H)

Newcastle United (A)

FC Porto (A)

Southampton (H)

Dynamo Kiev (H)

Maccabi Tel-Aviv (A)

Willian scored his first goal from open play in midweek as Chelsea booked their place in the final 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over FC Porto.

The performance was arguably one of their best this season but, coming off the back of a 1-0 home defeat to Bournemouth, it is too early to suggest there are signs of a recovery.

Jose Mourinho has not given up hope of a top four finish but admits it will take something special to make up the 14 points.

A step in the right direction would be a good result against Leicester City on Monday, but the Foxes have been in inspired form and currently find themselves at the summit of the Premier League.

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