In the Chelsea team who defeated Qarabag today two players stood among the others, according to former Manchester United’s defender Rio Ferdinand: Eden Hazard and Willian.
“The man we spoke about, Eden Hazard, this ball here. Not many players on this planet see, let alone play that ball“. – Rio Ferdinand said about the pass which led to the first penalty – “I think it’s a pen, I think it’s definitely a pen. I think he’s tried to grab him, he’s got hold of him at some point. He’s gone down easy, yes Willian, but his intentions there were to drag him and slow him down and stop him from getting a shot off.”
Then Rio Ferdinand praises the Chelsea duo also about the second goal of the night: “This is beautiful football, this is hard to defend,” Ferdinand said on the goal. You can’t pick this apart in terms of saying they could have defended better. It’s quick, dynamic football, quick feet from Willian and the awareness from Hazard to pick out his partnering crime Willian.”