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Willian Opens Up About Chelsea Future

Written By Dylan Dsouza | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Willian had been reportedly linked to a move away from Stamford Bridge, with Manchester United and Barcelona touted as possible destinations
  • The Brazilian has committed his future to the club, saying he has always been happy with the Blues.

The Chelsea winger has made a massive revelation about his future for the first time, as he addressed rumours about his departure from Stamford Bridge. The Brazilian has committed his future to the club, saying he has always been happy with the Blues.

Willian had been reportedly linked to a move away from Stamford Bridge, with Manchester United and Barcelona touted as possible destinations. However, the Brazilian is ready to stay at Chelsea under Maurizio Sarri after being "upset" by previous head coach Antonio Conte.

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The 29-year-old came off the bench for the final half hour of Sunday's 2-0 Community Shield defeat to Manchester City. Speaking to reporters after the match, he revealed that conversations with the new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri have persuaded him to stay on in west London.

"I've always been clear about enjoying playing for Chelsea. I've never told [anyone] that I wanted to leave the club, but some situations that has happened with the other coach left me upset," he said.

"But now it's a new cycle. I had a nice conversation with the new coach. I hope this can be a year of victory for us.

"My will is staying at the club, unless they want to sell me. We never know, but I've always been clear about my wish of staying here.

"My head is here at Chelsea but we never know about tomorrow. I hope to remain at the club."

Chelsea showed great attacking intent while going froward but failed to create many chances. Their sloppiness and defensive chaos will be something Maurizzo Sarri would need to work upon ahead of the upcoming season. 

However, Willian was optimistic of the Italian's methods and feels the team will need time to adapt to Sarri's system.

"Without doubt, we all like this style of play, all the players," he said.

"We have to do all we can to keep improving.

"Of course, the beginning is always a little more difficult to adapt to a new style of play, which changes everything, but we have everything we need to improve, to continue working and start the season well."

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