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Chelsea: Fans react to Willian being handed the Number 10 shirt

Chelsea: Fans react to Willian being handed the Number 10 shirt

Chelsea fans have been reacting in their droves to the news that Willian will be handed the number 10 shirt ahead of the upcoming campaign.

In an interview with Brazilian TV show Desimpedidos, he is quoted as saying “Now “she” is mine (the number 10)! The club told me it is mine,” according to Twitter user @GabrieIFoligno.

Willian, who wore the number for Brazil whilst on international duty in the Copa America, will take over the number from the recently departed Eden Hazard, as he completed a move to Real Madrid earlier this summer.

Christian Pulisic could have been a candidate for the vacant number following his own arrival from Borussia Dortmund this summer. However, he is used to wearing the number 22 shirt which Willian will now leave available.

Indeed, it seems that Chelsea’s 30-year-old South American winger is the man to be handed the opportunity to grace the number that has been worn by the likes of Joe Cole and Juan Mata in years gone by (Transfermarkt).

And, going by some of the reactions on Twitter, it would appear many of the Blues’ faithful are in full support of Willian being handed the shirt.

Some believed it was fully deserved, whilst others felt it could be something that will help the Brazilian have a defining season.

Here are just some of the reactions:

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