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Willian

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


Brazil

Birthdate:  August 9, 1988    Nationality:  Brazil    Height:  5' 8"    Weight:  154 lbs    

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Willian assisted on Samuel Eto'o's goal during Chelsea's shocking 1-2 loss to Sunderland on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

Willian is consistently part of the Chelsea attack, but he just doesn't contribute to fantasy teams nearly enough to be considered over a number of other midfielders. The assist was just his second this season in Premier League play, which he's coupled with only three goals. He's played well of late, netting one goal and recording an assist in his last three Premier League games, but he still leaves plenty to be desired.

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March 30, 2014

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Willian was available for Saturday's Premier League match against Crystal Palace following a red card ban, but he did not feature.

Willian has two goals and one assist this season, although his last assist came back on January 11 against Hull City and his last goal came back on New Year's Day against Southampton. He is not a consistent member of the starting XI, making him a fairly unreliable fantasy option.

March 17, 2014

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Willian picked up two yellow cards during Saturday's match at Aston Villa, and he will miss next weekend's home match against Arsenal.

Willian and Ramires were both sent off during Saturday's match, although the latter was hit with a three-match ban. Willian isn't a great fantasy producer, so it's unlikely his suspension will affect many fantasy teams.

January 11, 2014

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Willian assisted on Fernando Torres' 87th minute goal during Chelsea's 2-0 win over Hull City on Saturday.

Willian has been in-and-out of the starting XI this season, but now has a goal and two assists in his last three appearances in all competitions. With Frank Lampard (hamstring) likely sidelined for another two weeks, Willian's chances of staying in the starting XI are promising.

January 1, 2014

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Willian came on for Andre Schurrle in the 53rd minute and scored in the 71st minute of Chelsea's 3-0 win over Southampton on Wednesday.

Both of Willian's strikes have been beauties this season; unfortunately, there are only two of them. He hasn't solidified a spot in the Chelsea starting XI yet, as he continues to adjust to life in the Premier League.

October 6, 2013

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Willian came on for Juan Mata in the 81st minute and then scored his first Chelsea goal in the 86th during Sunday's 3-1 win over Norwich City.

Willian has played well as of late, notching an assist in last Tuesday's Champions League match against Steaua Bucharest as well. It's difficult to see him finding consistent playing time in the Chelsea midfield given all the other options at manager Jose Mourinho's disposal, but a few chances here and there should come.

August 28, 2013

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Willian has completed his move to Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala for a reported 32 million, according to the Daily Mail.

Willian will not participate in Friday's Super Cup match against Bayern Munich, likely making his club debut on September 14 against Everton, Chelsea's first Premier League match after the international break. Willian was expected to join Tottenham last week, even undergoing a medical exam, but he spurned their offer for a better one from Chelsea. He is not a big goal scorer but can certainly help his new teammates find the net.

August 23, 2013

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Despite undergoing a physical exam at Tottenham, Willian is expected to spurn the club's offer and accept a different one from Chelsea, ESPN reports.

Chelsea appeared to make the 30 million bid as the Brazilian was taking his physical at Tottenham. It is certainly a huge blow to Spurs but Willian clearly liked what he heard in Chelsea's pitch. He'll have plenty of competition for playing time, so it's difficult to gauge how big his fantasy upside is before he settles into the rotation.