Willian strengthens Chelsea's grip on fourth place

Carrie Guzman
January 14, 2019

However, Sarri might turn down the offer just as he reportedly did to Barcelona's player-plus-cash move for the Brazilian during the week.

But speaking after Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Newcastle United in the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night, Willian stated categorically that his future remains at Chelsea.

Willian has just 18 months left on his contract and there is a consensus that an exit for the player will not be the worst decision especially if they get anywhere close to the figure quoted in this particular transfer deal. "I need an option for that position", he sad.

And according to recent reports, the 30-year-old has caught the eye of the Catalan giants once again in the January window.

"Maybe he has 12 years of contract, I don't know". Premier League clubs are actively involved in the market and Chelsea are tipped to be the busiest club among the country's top-four clubs.

"I wanted to see the solution with three small players".

It was just his fifth goal of the season and first in the league since October but Willian told BT Sport: "I think it's always hard in the Premier League".

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The programme even reaches his beloved Hibernian Football Club, where two players are under the Grand Slam winner's stewardship. Players accumulate injuries, but his have been low-grade and to parts that don't matter so much; no hips or back for instance.


"In my opinion Willian has to stay with us".

"We have to be better than three teams, and if we play like today, we'll do it". A very important player, like Pedro. "For us he's fundamental". "We stopped playing and then we had problems".

"I am really very happy with the result", Sarri said.

Sarri added: "With Eden as a striker we need wingers". We scored after 10 minutes by attacking spaces behind the lines with Pedro.

But it took only nine minutes for the Blues to go in front as Newcastle's five-man defence was carved open easily.

"It's got nothing to do with business dealings I've got with his company", said Ferdinand, whose Five brand is available to buy at Sports Direct, a sports-goods retailer founded by Ashley.

"We need wingers, so we need Pedro, we need (Callum Hudson-) Odoi, we need Willian of course".

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