Willian Becomes First Premier League Player To Score In Every Calendar Month

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Willian plays as a forward for Chelsea Football Club (image via Flipboard)

Chelsea winger, Willian became the first player to score a Premier League goal in every calendar month on Wednesday.

The Brazilian found the net twice in the Blues’ 3-2 loss to London rivals West Ham.

Willian found the net before the half-time break, converting from the spot after Christian Pulisic was brought down in the box.

That goal meant that he has now found the net for the Blues in every month on the calendar.

This record was made possible due to the extension of the current campaign beyond the usual completion month of May following the coronavirus pandemic.

Willian celebrating a goal he scored for Chelsea against West Ham in a Premier League game on July 1, 2020 (Getty Images)

His first goal for Chelsea in the Premier League came in October 2013 in a 3-1 win at Norwich City.

He then scored against Southampton in January 2014 before scoring again that year in April against Stoke City.

The following season, Willian scored in September in a 3-0 win against Aston Villa before finding the winner against Everton in February 2015.

The next time Willian found the net in a new month was in August 2016, against Burnley, prior to scoring in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Man City that December.

He scored Chelsea’s opener in a 2-0 win over Stoke City in March 2017 and another against Sunderland on May 21, 2017.

Willian’s equaliser for Chelsea in the1-1 draw at Liverpool in 2017 was the first time he had scored in November.

Willian celebrating with Tammy Abraham after scoring for Chelsea against West Ham in a Premier League game on July 1, 2020 (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

His first Premier League goal in June came last month, his winning penalty against Manchester City. His penalty against West Ham completed his record with a July goal.

He scored another freekick on Wednesday night but Chelsea eventually succumbed to a very shocking defeat.

With his two strikes, Willian also became the first player to score a direct free-kick and a penalty in the same Premier League game since Cesc Fabregas did so for Chelsea against West Ham in March 2016.

Willian’s new Premier League record

See Also:

Tariq Lamptey Equals Harry Kane’s Premier League Record

Jordan Ayew Becomes Highest Ghanaian Goalscorer In The Premier League

Aubameyang Becomes Fastest Arsenal Player To Score 50 Premier League Goals

source: citisports

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