The Champions League was back for some brilliant midweek action and with all the English clubs playing, there was a lot to talk about. Chelsea seemed to be getting better as they romped home to a 4-0 win away against Maccabi Tel Aviv; their London rivals Arsenal also did the same with an impressive 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb.
There were mixed fortunes for the Manchester teams as City lost against Juventus, but they had already qualified so the result wasn’t much of a consequence but Manchester United missed their chance of making it into the next stage as they were held to a goalless draw at home by PSV. That result leaves United with a bit of a mountain to climb since they have to beat Wolfsburg to guarantee a place in the next round and based on how they played, that would be a tough ask.
Many Manchester United fans were upset by the quality of play by the team despite them dominating possession. Manchester United might have had it a bit tough, but there certainly were a lot of stars on show for the English club in this round and we list out the five players that shone the brightest for the English Premier League.
The only shining light this season for Chelsea, Willian continued his great form by bagging a goal – another one from a free kick – and by setting up the first goal from a wicked delivery from a corner. Willian is more known for his hard work rather than his attacking ability, in fact, he was often played in the team just to provide some balance and to track back when defending. Willian though has hit another gear this season and with the likes of Hazard, Costa and Fabregas going missing, the Brazilian could well have a lot more to do for the Blues in the latter stages of the season.