Chelsea forward Willian believes he is close to getting a hat-trick if he keeps up his current form. Willian scored three times in his last two appearances, including a brilliantly taken goal against Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The Premier League champions next take on Manchester United, and the 29-year-old Brazilian hasn’t ruled out scoring a hat-trick against the Red Devils.
‘I’m always ready to score goals,’ Willian said. ‘I think the hat-trick is coming soon. I nearly scored one against Hull [in last Friday’s FA Cup tie] and against Barcelona.
Willian will come face-to-face with former manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford
Chelsea 2017/18 Fixtures Manchester United (A)
Sun Feb 25 Manchester City (A) - Sun March 4 Crystal Palace (H) - Sat March 10 Barcelona - Champions League (A) - Wed March 14 Leicester City - FA Cup (A) - Sat March 17 Tottenham (H) - Sun April 1 West Ham (H) - Sat April 7 Southampton (A) - Sat April 14 Huddersfield Town (H) - Sat April 21
‘It is totally different to play in the Premier League to the Champions League. I think we can stay at this level, go to Old Trafford on Sunday and play another great game. We have to play in a similar way [against United as in the Barca match].
‘We have to stay compact and use the same plan we used against Barcelona. We can win these games. ‘We must also go to the Nou Camp.
It will be totally different, but must play with the same mentality and prepare well. We can win the game there.’ Chelsea travel to Barcelona to take on the current La Liga leaders on March 14 in the return leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie.