Head-to-Head

Head-to-Head: Willian (Chelsea) vs Yacine Brahimi (FC Porto)
9th December 2015

Chelsea face FC Porto at Stamford Bridge knowing a draw will see them progress to the last-16 of the Champions League.

It’s been a disastrous season so far for the Blues, but one man who’s consistently produced the goods is Brazil international Willian.

The 27-year-old, who has six goals in all competitions, will again need to perform at a high level in order to help the 2012 winners advance.

However, the visitors’ Yacine Brahimi ripped the English champions’ defence apart in the reverse fixture and will need to be kept quiet if Jose Mourinho’s side are to join Manchester City in the knockout stage.

Here’s how the two attacking midfielders have fared in the competition this season….

Willian
  • Club:
    Chelsea
fact file
  • Position:
    Forward
  • Height:
    1.75m
  • Birth Date:
    August 9, 1988
  • Birth Place:
    Ribeirao, Brazil
  • Clubs:
    Corinthians, Shakhtar Donetsk, Anzhi, Chelsea
  • International:
    Brazil (30 caps, 6 goals)
what he says
"Willian is skilled. He has a lot of pace, a speed in his reasoning and he can make the difference in many games." - Dunga, Brazil boss.
did you know
Willian was very close to signing for Spurs before opting to move to Chelsea in August 2013.
Champions League 15/16:
  • Games:
    5
  • Goals:
    4
  • Assists:
    0
  • Key passes:
    8
  • Shot accuracy:
    75%
  • Pass accuracy:
    80%
  • Goals per 90 mins:
    0.97
  • Take ons:
    17
Yacine Brahimi
  • Club:
    FC Porto
fact file
  • Position:
    Forward
  • Height:
    1.75m
  • Birth Date:
    February 8, 1990
  • Birth Place:
    Paris, France
  • Clubs:
    Rennes, Clermont (loan), Granada, FC Porto
  • International:
    Algeria (22 caps, 4 goals)
what he says
"On the right, on the left or in the middle, he is fantastic. He is a great player." Pep Guardiola, Bayern Munich boss.
did you know
Brahimi played for France all the way up to Under-21 level before deciding to represent Algeria in 2013.
Champions League 15/16:
  • Games:
    4
  • Goals:
    1
  • Assists:
    0
  • Key passes:
    6
  • Shot accuracy:
    67%
  • Pass accuracy:
    85%
  • Goals per 90 mins:
    0.28
  • Take ons:
    29
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