Chelsea star hailed as a super player after impressive performance against Crystal Palace. It’s not Pulisic or Reece James

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Chelsea star Willian has been singled out for praise by former Premier League midfielder Danny Murphy after his performance in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic scored the goals in the victory over Crystal Palace but it was Willian who caught the eye of Murphy on Saturday.

The Brazilian attacker was given the captain’s armband for the game against Crystal Palace.

“Willian is a super player,” Murphy said on Match of the Day.

“Palace were good in the first-half, they set up well.

“But his intelligence is there for all to see.

“He led the team well, took the responsibility as captain, that improved his performance.

“He was the one most likely to try and break down this Palace defence.

“I like the fact that – it shouldn’t have taken the armband to make him do it, he’s been playing well anyway – but he took that responsibility that Frank’s asked him to in helping the young guys in a game that was a bit stale at times in the first-half because of Palace.

“Age is just a number, as you well know, Gary. He had 20 sprints more than anyone.”

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