FA Cup: What Willian told Higuain before penalty


FA Cup, What Willian told Higuain

Willian has revealed that he offered fellow team-mate and Chelsea new signing Gonzalo Higuain the chance to take penalty against Sheffield in the FA Cup but the Argentine international declined.

He said this after a 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup fourth round encounter at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The winger scored 2 goals followed by Callum Hudson-Odoi Jesse 1 goal to ensure  Sheffield Wednesday are dropped out from the competition.

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Asked if Higuain had asked for the ball during the exchange, Willian told Chelsea TV: “No I want to give him the ball.” And he said you take it?

“Yes, I wanted him to score the first goal today. But it will come soon.”

Willian added: “We have a great relationship, we know each other inside the pitch.

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“We know the quality of the players we have in front, a lot of quality players, technical players so it’s great when you have players like Higuain, Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, Hazard, Giroud. It’s good for Chelsea.”

Chelsea will play Bournemouth on Wednesday in the Premier League fixture.


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