'Always a Blue': Some Chelsea fans loved what Willian posted on Instagram during last night's game

A handful of Chelsea supporters on social media gratefully picked up Willian’s social media post about the Tottenham Hotspur encounter last night.

Willian rather infamously has close ties to both teams.

The 33-year-old was on the verge of joining Tottenham before spending seven years at Stamford Bridge.

Willian not a Conte man

Part of that tenure in South West London was spent under current Spurs boss Antonio Conte, with whom he endured a rather difficult relationship.

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“The problem he had was management, how to manage the group,” said the Brazilian on his former manager.

“That’s what he lacked, which is why he ended up having a lot of problems with several players, including me too.”

Willian seemingly opposed Conte again yesterday by showing his connection to the Champions League holders via an Instagram story.

He uploaded an image of the Carabao Cup semi-final fixture, with the caption ‘Come on Chelsea’.

Despite being viewed indifferently by certain sections of the Chelsea community, several fans enjoyed the showing of support from their ex-winger.

Here’s how they reacted to Willian’s virtual fangirling on Twitter:

Chelsea crush Tottenham

Perhaps Chelsea were extra motivated by Willian’s expression of love.

They dominated Tottenham pretty much from start to finish.

Thomas Tuchel’s men went in front after five minutes, following a decisive piece of play from Marcos Alonso.

The Spaniard stole back possession high up the field and fed Kai Havertz, whose deflected strike sent a large section of the stadium into celebration.

Chelsea’s lead was then doubled about 30 minutes later, thanks to a delightful own goal that will be on repeat for years to come.

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Admittedly, the Blues should’ve finished the tie there and then, had it not been for some wayward finishing and final decision making.

Tottenham are still in the contest, but they will need a massive change in attitude and approach if they want to reach the final.   

For Tuchel’s team, it needs to be very much of the same next Wednesday.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.