Chelsea can thank Willian for three points – but that shouldn’t mask another lacklustre performance

WILLIAN was the Chelsea match-winner against Newcastle, scoring a truly beautiful curling effort.

But that one moment of pure inspiration shouldn't hide the fact that it was another lacklustre performance by the Brazilian.

Chelsea can thank Willian for three points – but that shouldn’t mask another lacklustre performanceGetty Images – Getty4 Willian scored a stunning goal for Chelsea to beat Newcastle – but the Brazilian still struggled at times

We'll start with the goal, which was a masterpiece.

Willian picked up the ball on the left, cut inside DeAndre Yedlin and finessed an unstoppable shot passed Martin Dubravka.

It's precision was calculated to the millimetre and was unsavable.

But although Willian's five seconds of inspiration saw Chelsea pick up a vital three points on a day rivals Arsenal lost, the Brazilian was far from perfect in the other 89mins and 55seconds.

Chelsea can thank Willian for three points – but that shouldn’t mask another lacklustre performanceGetty – Contributor4 It was only Willian's third Premier League goal of the season

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