Willian was full of tears after scoring his second goal on new year’s eve to help Chelsea to a 4 – 2 win over Stoke City.
It has been revealed that the tragic death of the player's mother was responsible for the emotional moment.
The Brazilian player's mother died in October following a two-year battle with cancer.
The 28-year-old could barely contain his emotions as he helped the Blues continue their record smashing run of 13 wins in a row.
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“I am pleased for Willian. He played a really good game with and without the ball, he scored two goals and it’s fantastic,” Chelsea boss Anthonio Conte said after the game
Premier League leaders Chelsea have extended their winning streak to 13 games this season as the Blues defeated visiting Stoke City at Stamford Bridge.
Willian got a brace while Gary Cahill and Diego Costa ensured Anthonio Conte's men take a six-point-lead into the new year.
Chelsea will now face a stern test on January 4, 2017 with a trip to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham Hotspur.