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26-Year-Old Midfielder     Chelsea  Premier      Full Name: Willian da Silva


Birthdate:  August 9, 1988    Birthplace:  Ribeirao Pires, Brazil    Nationality:  Brazil    Height:  5' 8"    Weight:  154 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


Willian da Silva Contract Information:

Signed a five year deal with Chelsea in August 2013.

May 31, 2015    Willian News

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Willian will be unavailable for the beginning of the 2015/16 Premier League season, as he will get an extended rest following the Copa America this summer, reports.

Willian was a consistent starter for Chelsea this season, though his statistical totals (two goals and three assists in 36 games) made him a fairly pedestrian fantasy option in most formats.

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Willian: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

February 12, 2015

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Willian scored in the 89th minute of Chelsea's 1-0 win over Everton on Wednesday.

Willian got the start in the center of the midfield in place of Oscar, who was rested, with Juan Cuadrado playing out to the right where Willian usually plays. His goal was deflected, though the shot was on target so he'll likely keep the goal. It was just his second league goal, with his first coming all the way back on Sept. 27 against Aston Villa. Despite the goal, Willian may have a tough time keeping his starting job ahead of Cuadrado or Oscar.

February 7, 2015

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Willian (muscular injury) started and played 79 minutes during Saturday's win over Aston Villa, finishing with two shots (neither on goal) and two key passes, including an assist.

Willian was replaced in the second half by Juan Cuadrado, who will continue to breath down his neck for playing time. Willian had been dealing with a muscular injury, but he looked fit in Saturday's match and won't make Cuadrado's playing time attack an easy one. Up next is a Wednesday matchup against Everton.

February 7, 2015

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Following some doubt in the run-up due to a muscular injury and the addition of Colombian Juan Cuadrado, Willian does get the start Saturday against Aston Villa.

Willian isn't a big scorer and gets his spot in the lineup because of his ability to get back on defense, which limits his fantasy upside in most formats.

February 6, 2015

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Manager Jose Mourinho said Friday that Filipe Luis is his only injured player, which means Willian (muscular injury) is fit for Saturday's match against Aston Villa.

Willian's return will give him a shot to fight off Juan Cuadrado for his starting spot, though it seems only a matter of time before the latter takes over given the hefty fee Chelsea paid for his services.

February 3, 2015

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Willian suffered a muscle injury during last weekend's match against Manchester City and will undergo scans to determine the severity of the ailment, The Guardian reports.

The injury comes at a terrible time for the Brazilian, as he is expected to really have to fight for his starting job now that Juan Cuadrado has officially transferred to Chelsea.

January 18, 2015

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Willian took three shots, two of which hit the woodwork, while adding one key pass, three dribbles and one cross during Chelsea's 5-0 rout of Swansea City on Saturday.

Willian was all over the pitch, but unfortunately his two shots that hit the post don't count as shots on target. Despite his aggressive speed and energy, his counting stats are still quite marginal, with just one goal and one assist in 21 appearances.

December 14, 2014

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Willian failed to take a single shot and picked up a yellow card during Chelsea's 2-0 win over Hull City on Saturday.

After being rested for Chelsea's Champions League match against Sporting CP on Wednesday, Willian put up a statistical dud for fantasy owners, finishing with just one key pass, while completing just 76.9 percent overall. He'll look to bounce back Dec. 22 against Stoke City.