Chelsea 3 Stoke 0: Lampard hails Willian as Blues go top
Chelsea 3 Stoke 0: Frank Lampard praises Willian after Blues move back to the top of the table
Frank Lampard reserved special praise for Willian after Chelsea moved back to the top of the Premier League table with victory over Stoke.
The impressive Mohamed Salah gave the Blues the lead in the 32nd minute at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard then made it 2-0 when he scored his penalty at the second attempt after he was fouled by Andy Wilkinson.
We know that for the league we needed to try and win all of our games
And Willian curled in a superb third to open up a one-point lead over Liverpool, who travel to West Ham on Sunday.
“It was a very important win,” Lampard told Sky Sports. “It’s been a tough week, we don’t like losing games.
“We know that for the league we needed to try and win all of our games. We’ve done the perfect job and now we get ourselves ready for Tuesday [against PSG].
“I think we maybe took a bit of time to get into the game but I thought Salah was brilliant on the right. He scored the first goal and was sharp throughout the game.
“Willian was brilliant, he’s so sharp on the ball and his goal was the epitome of what he does better than anyone I’ve played with.
“He was particularly sharp but he also grafts back, he makes tackles and runs away with the ball.”