The Blues’ dominance
Willian displayed incredible quality during the disappointing 2015-16 season for Chelsea, voted as the club’s Player of the Year after a tenth-place league finish. Scoring five goals and adding seven assists in his 35 appearances, the Brazilian showcased his ability to contribute throughout a Premier League season.
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With Chelsea’s current play, Willian will focus on being part of a club that can drive towards both domestic and European success in the near future. The current term has seen the spotlight on others within the squad, but it is not always wise to walk away from a side that could be on the cusp of a dominant run.
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is one of the best at his position, and enjoys the luxury of a strong back-line in front of him. The summer signing of N’Golo Kante has secured the midfield and allowed for attackers to get forward at will.
Along with Eden Hazard and Diego Costa up top, Willian may find that patience will see his talents utilised more often. The use of a three-man front plays to his best abilities.
The summer transfer period will undoubtedly bring changes in the Premier League, and the Blues will likely be no exception. Not only could the squad change around him, but the UEFA Champions League seems almost assured at this point in time.
Despite a lesser role during the current season, success at Chelsea may not be something that Willian will want to walk away from.