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The Chelsea family dedicate win over Leicester City to Willian and Oscar

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Both players had flown back to Brazil this week.

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It’s been a trying week off-the-field for a couple of Chelsea’s Brazilian stars. First came the tragic news that Willian’s mother, who had been battling cancer for a few years, passed away on Wednesday. He has since traveled home after being granted bereavement leave.

Ahead of Saturday’s game, as the matchday squad was announced, Chelsea confirmed that Oscar, too, had gone home because of a family illness. Oscar revealed later on Twitter that his grandfather had passed away.

Even in the bliss of the 3-0 victory over Leicester City, the guys didn’t lose sight of their friends’ pain. Diego Costa and Eden Hazard both dedicated their goals to Willian, while many Chelsea players took to social media to dedicate the win to the two suffering Brazilians.

Marcos Alonso, who got the start in midfield in the match, sent his regards.

As did Cesar Azpilicueta.

Victor Moses, scorer of the third goal, sent his well-wishes.

As did the brilliant creator of that goal.

The boss was the first to dedicate the win to Willian in his post-match presser.

And of course Michy got his tweet in there, with the perfect hashtag and everything.

Thibaut added his wishes in as well.

Willian sent out an Instagram post thanking everyone for their nice comments.

I want to thank affectionately to all my family, friends and fans who have expressed their sympathy and condolences for my great loss. By gestures and words of comfort, and for the affection and attention that had me and my family. God bless you all!

Winning a big match is always fun, but it’s important to remember that there are more important things in life sometimes. It’s great to see the Chelsea players and staff keeping things in perspective.