Willian issues statement about his Chelsea FC future

Willian insists that he's happy at Chelsea FC but would have sought an exit if Antonio Conte had stayed

Willian
Chelsea FC attacker Willian Photo: Nike

Willian has insisted that he is happy at Chelsea FC but says he would have left if Antonio Conte had remained in charge.

The Brazilian playmaker’s situation at Stamford Bridge was a constant source of speculation during the summer transfer window after he struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team under Conte last term.

Conte was eventually sacked and replaced by Maurizio Sarri last month, and the Italian manager started the Brazilian for Chelsea FC’s Premier League opener against Huddersfield Town last weekend.

Willian has now insisted that he will stay at Stamford Bridge and fight for his spot at the west London club.

But he has also openly admitted that he would have tried to leave the club should Conte have remained in charge.

Asked whether he would have stayed if Conte had not been sacked, he told the Evening Standard: “No chance. No.

“I’m here because I want to play for Chelsea. I will only leave if Chelsea want me to go.”

Chelsea FC sealed an impressive 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town in their Premier League opener on Saturday afternoon.

The Blues are now preparing for their crunch Premier League clash against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as they look to make it two wins from their opening two top flight games.

The west London side finished in fifth place and won the FA Cup last term under Conte.

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