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Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

PHD have been an acronym associated with the three forward players for Chelsea — Pedro, Hazard and Costa. The trio have been superb for Chelsea, and before the game against Manchester City, they played six consecutive games together, winning all 6 games in a row. They have wrecked havoc on many teams, both big and small, and have a fearsome partnership.

However, there is one man who lost his place for the PHD to survive — Willian. He lost his place after a compassionate leave to Brazil, a leave that coincided with Pedro hitting form at the right time (or the wrong time for Willian). Since then, it’s been difficult to get into the team, and he’s yet to start a Premier League game since the match against Hull City.

While Pedro deserved his place in the team and justified every start with good performances, Willian has now turned things around with his performance against Manchester City on Saturday.

Willian came into that game, coincidentally for Pedro, and at the time Chelsea were trailing the game. But he was highly involved as the Blues came from behind to secure all 3 points against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Willian came into that game just 4 minutes into the second half, and he made his presence felt. He caused City’s defence many problems and was highly dangerous on the break for Chelsea, of which one of those breaks resulted in a goal.

The Brazilian didn’t show any sign of being match rusty, and he combined well with Hazard and Costa. To crown it all, the trio all got on the scoresheet. Does it now mean we can have a WHD?

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