Willian: What I really think of Chelsea FC under Maurizio Sarri
Willian says he's already enjoying working under new Chelsea FC boss Maurizio Sarri
Willian has admitted that he is already enjoying working under new manager Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea FC this season.
The Brazilian attacker reported back to his club earlier this summer after his extended break following his exploits at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
Willian started and notched up an assist for the Blues in their Premier League opener against Huddersfield Town as they sealed a 3-0 win on Saturday.
The 29-year-old will be hoping to hold down a regular spot in the first team under Sarri after he struggled to be a regular fixture under Conte at Chelsea FC.
And the attacker has conceded that he is already enjoying life under the former Napoli boss at the west London club.
Speaking in an interview quoted by BBC Sport, Willian said: “The manager tells us to play, to enjoy ourselves on the pitch.
“Is it fun to play this way? I think so. We have a lot of players with quality up front, like Eden Hazard and Pedro. Players like that want to play football.
“That’s why he [Sarri] talked about ‘fun’ football [after arriving at Chelsea]. This is what we will try to do this season.”
Willian will be hoping to start for Chelsea FC when the Blues take on Arsenal in their next Premier League game on Saturday afternoon.
The Blues are aiming to be one of the main contenders for the Premier League title this season after they ended up in fifth place in the table and won the FA Cup last term under Conte.
Arsenal, meanwhile, were beaten 2-0 by Manchester City last weekend.