Willian scores brace as Higuain had a silent debut for Blues

FA Cup By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 27/01/2019

Willian scored a brace in the 3-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup on Sunday at the Stamford Bridge as new signing Gonzalo Higuain had a silent debut for Chelsea in his debut.

Chelsea maintained the much of the possession as expected but the first clear opportunity of the game was presented to newly signed Gonzalo Higuain in the 18th minute but his effort was blocked by a Sheffield Wednesday defender.

Chelsea almost conceded a penalty kick following a rough tackle from Ethan Ampadu but the decision from the VAR was ruled in Chelsea's favour.

Sheffield Wednesday defender stamped Cesar Azilipcueta in the area and the centre referee signalled a penalty for the home team which was calmly slotted in by Willian in the 24th minute of the game.

Chelsea had a better first-half though Willian's goal remains the only goal that separates the two teams. 

In the second-half Sheffield Wednesday played an offensive game as Chelsea defence was caught off-guard on numerous occasions. 

Callum Hudson-Odoi scored the second goal for Chelsea after he controlled a long pass from Andreas Christiansen in the 64th minute.

Maurizio Sarri opted for the first substitute as Ampadu was substituted for Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the 65th minute, with the introduction of the midfielder Chelsea controlled the game as they made Sheffield Wednesday do the chase in the middle of the pack.

Sheffield Wednesday made a double changeasGeorge Boyd made way for Atdhe Nuhiu and Steven Fletcher was substituted for Lucas Joao in the 69th minute.

Sarri substituted Higuain who had a silent game and the Italian brought Olivier Giroud with just eight minutes to go.

Giroud made no time to introduce his presence after he assisted Willian to get the third goal for Chelsea, with six minutes to go Sarri made his final sub as he withdrew Ross Barkley for Jorginho.

With the 3-0 win, Chelsea qualified for the fifth round of the FA Cup.