FA Cup! Chelsea Beat Sheffield Wednesday as Willian Nets Double
Chelsea are through to the quarter final of the FA Cup following 3-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday in a match where Willian scored a brace while want-away winger Odoi also got on the score sheet.
Brazil international Willian struck with a delightful side-footed volley from distance seven minutes from time to double his tally after converting a first-half penalty.
Hudson-Odoi, a reported transfer target of German giants Bayern Munich, had earlier collected a long pass from the left and cut in beautifully to slot home in the second half.
“I thought we did well,” Hudson-Odoi told the BBC. “It was a great team performance. We did very well in training and worked really hard. That’s one of my highlights. It was nice to top it off with a goal.”
31-year-old Higuain looked sharp with some intelligent runs before coming off for Olivier Giroud with 10 minutes to go.
“We’re pleased with Higuain’s performance, he was trying to find the space and get on the ball. It wasn’t easy as they had a lot of players around him,” Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola said of the Argentina striker’s contribution.
“It’s a good result, we’re very happy. We know how difficult these cup ties can be. Everyone made a really good effort.”