Chelsea’s Willian has made one thing crystal clear; he does not want to play for Antonio Conte.
Willian said there is no chance he would still be at Chelsea if Antonio Conte remained the manager, according to ESPN FC’s Liam Twomey.
This comes off the heels of Willian’s controversial post on Instagram after Chelsea’s FA Cup final triumph in May in which Conte was covered up by trophy emoji’s, something that Willian claimed his daughter did.
“I’m here,” Willian said. “I’m here because I want to play for Chelsea. I will only leave if Chelsea want me to go.”
Willian was then asked if would have stayed if Conte remained: “No chance. No chance. No.”
Now with Sarri in the fold, Willian believes that Chelsea can gain ground on their rivals.
“I think so because now we have a different profile of football, a different way to play football,” Willian said. “The manager tells us to play, to enjoy ourselves on the pitch — with responsibility. Now I think we have a different style to play and that’s why we can create problems for Arsenal.
“We have a lot of players with quality up front, players like Eden [Hazard] and Pedro. Players like that want to play football, no? That’s why [Sarri] talked about ‘fun’ football because he wants to build from the back. This is what we will try to do this season.”