Eden Hazard has been the best player in the Premier League this season, and the Belgian’s form has been extraordinary since the World Cup where he captained Belgium to third place.
Hazard tops the scorer’s chart in the Premier League with seven goals, and has often been the target when Chelsea play other teams.
Hazard was on the receiving end of rough tackles against Manchester United – something we’ve seen very often this season and in previous years.
Willian has now urged his teammates to work together and help Hazard when they put many players against him.
Willian told Standard Sport: “We know how important Hazard is for us, but we have a great team with a lot of quality players.
“Sometimes he can’t score or make an assist, that’s why we need the whole team. Sometimes he tries and it doesn’t work.
“The other players have to work together to try and do something with each other. Against Manchester United was like that. He tried to score, he tried to dribble.
“They put two-three players around him every time he had the ball and maybe that was why it was difficult for him.
“Will teams look to target him? Yes of course – when a game is like that they look at him, but it means others can find more space.”