Chelsea fans have been reassured by Willian that he wants to stay at the club amid mounting speculation that he may re-join his former boss Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
While Willian has not been a regular starter this season, he has put in some impressive displays including last Tuesday’s 3 – 1 win at Huddersfield where he scored his second league goal of the season.
Speaking ahead of the weekend he said, “I’m happy here and the fans can be calm. I’m always happy here at Chelsea. I really like this club a lot with my heart. Yeah, I’m very happy.”
However, he has been frustrated by his lack of playing time and this has led to the speculation regarding a move to United.
— Willian (@willianborges88) December 16, 2017
He has started in just twelve games this season but responded well last week by heading home the second goal and laying on both of Chelsea’s other goals for Tiemoue Bakayoko and Pedro.
“Of course I’m very happy,” he added. “When I play, I always try to do my best to help the team to score goals to make assists and I did that with my team-mates.”
Despite an improvement in the team’s form, boss Conte is still insistent that the title race is over and that league leaders Manchester City are sure to win. However, Willian is not yet ready to give up on the team’s title defence.
“Like I said, we have to fight until the end. It’s a big gap, but we have to fight until the end. We have a lot of games. In football anything can happen. We have to fight. We will never give up, we have to continue. We have to think about us and our performance and forget the others. We are Chelsea, a big club, and we always want to win.”