An exceptional free-kick strike from Willian helped Chelsea earn a much-needed three points in a 2-1 home victory over Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday in Champions League group play.

The Brazilian attacking midfielder found the top left corner of the net in the 83rd minute, setting the Stamford Bridge crowd into a frenzy. The strike came six minutes after Aleksander Dragovic scored for the Ukraine side following a corner kick. 

The scoring got started in the 34th minute when Willian's cross was redirected by defender Aleksandar Dragovic for an own goal.

In need of some momentum after some recent setbacks in Premier League play, Chelsea now have seven points in Champions League Group G, moving ahead of Dynamo, who have five. FC Porto are still on top with 10 points.

Manager Jose Mourinho has been the subject of sacking rumors in recent weeks after losses to Liverpool and West Ham in league play, and after elimination to Stoke City in the Capital One Cup. The Blues and Dynamo played to a scoreless result in Kiev in their previous Champions League match.

Up next for Chelsea is a road match against beleagured Maccabi Tel-Aviv on Nov. 24, followed by a home date with Porto on Dec. 9. Dynamo travel to Porto and then finish at home with Maccabi Tel-Aviv.

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