Wil­lian: I want to stay here

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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

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