Willian is in the form of his life at the moment, and everything he seems to do just keeps working. His pace, burst, skills and ability to take the ball past players with ease has been highlighted in recent weeks, and he has been a joy to watch.
One thing that’s common with the Brazilian is that he plays the game with a smile on his face, and he has admitted that it’s a part of his philosophy.
“I think you have to enjoy yourself on the pitch,” he tells the latest issue of Chelsea magazine. “To play football, you have to be happy. I have to enjoy this moment now. When you start to play more games, or when you play every match, you have confidence and things are good for you, then you can keep smiling.
“I spent a long time practising tricks when I was young and my favourite was the elastico, which I try to do during games even now. I played like an attacker. I always wanted to attack, to have the ball, to dribble and score goals.”