Willian, Fernandinho & more - how the Premier League stars performed on World Cup day 17

It was an all-Brazilian affair for England's top flight in the last 16 on Saturday as Luiz Felipe Scolari's side against Chile featured a Chelsea trio and a hero from QPR
England may well be out of the World Cup but there are still a number of Premier League stars on display in the last-16.

Fewer sides have more Premier League talent at their disposal than Brazil and Luiz Felipe Scolari named a number of familiar faces in his side against Chile.

Goal rounds up how they got on in a thrilling game with a place in the quarter-finals at stake...


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His future at QPR may be up in the air, but Julio Cesar was one of the heroes for Brazil in their penalty shootout victory against Chile on Saturday.

The experienced goalkeeper saved Chile’s first spot kick from Mauricio Pinilla - who had earlier been denied by the crossbar - with a straight forward save from an effort sent straight down the middle.

Cesar repeated the feat, keeping out the impressive Alexis Sanchez with an excellent save to send Brazil on their way to victory.

Earlier, Cesar had been left isolated as his defence shut off to allow Alexis in on goal for the equaliser, which at the time had Chile in the ascendancy.

But he also made a hugely important reaction save to deny Charles Aranguiz in the second half.

It was a turning point in a game in which Chile looked on course to serve up a huge upset.


Willian will have been more relieved than anybody to see Gonzalo Jara’s penalty cannon back off the post and across the face of Julio Cesar’s goal.

The forward replaced his Chelsea team-mate Oscar in extra time – perhaps with a looming penalty shootout in mind.

But, after David Luiz buried his spot kick and Pinilla saw his effort saved by Julio Cesar, Willian tamely rolled his effort wide of the target.

Jara's miss spared Willian's blushes though, as Brazil progressed to the quarter-finals.


The Chelsea playmaker had a quiet opening half an hour but, as has been the case throughout the tournament, he showed his quality in spells.

Oscar provided a clever cross for Neymar in the first half, though the Barcelona man's header was deflected narrowly wide.

But, the Brazil No.11 found himself out of the game for a long spell after the interval as Chile dominated in midfield.

Oscar was presented with a chance to clinch a win in extra time, but his header was comfortably saved.


Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho was preferred to Paulinho in the engine room of the Brazil midfield.

He tried his luck from range with his side aiming to retake the lead at the start of the second half but missed the target.

And, with just under 20 minutes to play, he was replaced by Ramires.

The Chelsea midfielder helped Brazil assume control of the game in the second half after a long spell in which Chile had dominated.

He played in Hulk with a neat, short pass as the forward set off on a mazy run but was denied by a sensational Claudio Bravo save.