Willian was the only Chelsea player to perform consistently under Jose Mourinho earlier this season, but it is Hiddink who might reap some of that reward at the end, should we manage to successfully navigate either of the two knockout competitions in which we're still involved. That's not to say that Willian wouldn't have wanted to win (another) trophy for Mourinho, but that's not possible anymore. Mourinho got a pink slip (i.e. P45) as his send-off, a trophy sure seems a nicer way to go out.
"To give Guus one title will be great for us and for him, so we will try to give him one trophy to go with."
"It's the biggest game of the season. We know that. We have to show our quality in the game. It will be difficult for us, but I think we can win. We have great quality, they have as well."
"Games like this are 50/50. They can win, we can win, but on Wednesday from the beginning we have to show them what we want. We know they want the ball and to keep possession but we have to put them under pressure and press. We are more confident because we play at home. I think we can do that. It will be difficult but we can qualify."
Winning the Champions League of course is an unlikely proposition, even if we were to progress on Wednesday. Winning the FA cup would do just fine as well, probably, but it's good to dream big while we can.
"I think we can win it. It will be difficult because there are so many good teams. We have to think about Wednesday first and then step by step we can go to the final."
"There is always pressure at Chelsea to win titles, we know that. We have to concentrate for this game."
-Willian; source: Goal
Some of Willian's best performances and biggest goals for Chelsea have come in this season's Champions League. We'll need him at his best on Wednesday.