Willian: I want to stay here
London – Willian (above) insisted he had no intention of leaving Chelsea after his superb goal sealed a 2-1 win at home to Newcastle on Saturday.
Relegation-haunted Newcastle had seen Ciaran Clark score a surprise equaliser before half-time after Pedro put Chelsea ahead at Stamford Bridge.
But with the Magpies making life tough for their hosts, Willian’s brilliant curling shot in the 57th minute secured all three points for the Blues.
It was just his fifth goal of the season and first in the league since October.
Willian has been repeatedly linked with a move away but he was adamant he wanted to stay.
“My future is here at Chelsea, I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said.
Manager Maurizio Sarri was equally keen for Willian to remain a member of his squad, especially as he is deploying Eden Hazard as a striker.
“Willian is a very important player,” Sarri said. “In my opinion, he has to stay.” – AFP