The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are fearing the worst as their season begins to reach its climax. They’ve been on a poor run of form over the last few weeks, and with a game against Barcelona on the horizon next week, it’s pivotal that the Blues turn things around quickly.
Fortunately, a few recent comments from Willian are just what Chelsea need. Over the weekend, the Brazilian revealed that he plans to stay at Chelsea for the long-haul, with thoughts of a new contract on his mind.
In an era where long-term stays at clubs are increasingly uncommon, personal desires are more important than ever. After all, why should a player care if he is just going to leave in a few years anyway? Willian clearly wants to stay long-term, and so he has a vested interest in how well the Blues do.
Not to mention, Willian is – undoubtedly – one of the best players currently playing in the Premier League. He has been Chelsea’s hero over the years on more than one occasion. During the famed 2015-16 season – when it all fell apart for the Blues – Willian was regularly the catalyst for change, whilst he has also been hugely influential over the last few weeks too.
Losing Willian would, arguably, be as difficult to deal with as losing a player like Eden Hazard. Willian’s often an unsung hero in this team, but with 5 goals and 6 assists this term, his influence is massive.
Chelsea have lacked unity and passion over the last few weeks and months, but Willian’s words highlight that some of their key players still have what it takes. If Willian can shed some of that passion onto some of his teammates, Chelsea will be in a far better spot.
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