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Willian

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


Brazil

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

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Willian da Silva Contract Information:

Signed a five year deal with Chelsea in August 2013.

September 28, 2014    Willian News

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Willian had a goal and an assist during Chelsea's 3-0 Premier League win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Willian started the season of slowly, losing playing time to Andre Schurrle, but he has started two straight Premier League matches and may be moving ahead of Schurrle for playing time. Schurrle is a little more versatile in terms of positioning, but Willian has the upper hand right now.

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September 1, 2014

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Willian got his first start of the Premier League season Saturday against Everton, but he failed to register a single shot before being subbed off for John Obi Mikel in the 75th minute.

Willian came off the bench in both of Chelsea's matches heading into Saturday, but he has yet to take a shot in three matches. There is plenty of upside for a player in the Chelsea starting XI, but Andre Schurrle has done more in his time on the pitch than Willian, which means the latter could be more of a bench player this season.

August 23, 2014

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Willian came on for Oscar in the 70th minute and took two shots, both of which were on goal, though neither found the back of the net during Chelsea's 2-0 win over Leicester on Saturday.

Willian has come off the bench in both of Chelsea's Premier League matches so far this season, with Oscar and Andre Schurrle getting starts ahead of him. With the way the Blues have played so far (two games, six points), it's tough to see why manager Jose Mourinho would make a change to his starting XI.

August 18, 2014

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Willian came on for Andre Schurrle in the 78th minute of Chelsea's 3-1 win over Burnley on Monday.

Manager Jose Mourinho indicated that he was going to rest Willian for the match after relatively light training following the World Cup, but he said the same thing about Schurrle, who started the match and scored in the 21st minute. It appears that Willian and Schurrle will be competing for playing time this season, and Schurrle made the early claim for the starting job.

August 18, 2014

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Willian is available off the bench for Chelsea's Premier League opener against Burnley on Monday.

Manager Jose Mourinho indicated that he was going to hold Willian out after he recently returned to training following the World Cup, but he's available to play, along with other World Cup participants Andre Schurrle, Oscar, Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois.

August 16, 2014

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Willian is expected to be held out of Chelsea's Premier League opener Monday against Burnley, ESPN FC reports.

Willian was with the Brazilian national team all the way through to the third-place at the World Cup and he simply has not gotten back to match fitness following a relatively brief holiday.

August 4, 2014

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Willian began light team training with Chelsea on Monday following time off after the World Cup.

Most Chelsea players got Monday off following Sunday's friendly against Werder Bremen, but a full squad workout is scheduled for Tuesday. Willian will be working on his fitness ahead of the Premier League season, as he'll be competing with a number of new faces for a spot in the starting XI.

April 27, 2014

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Willian scored four minutes into extra time in the second half of Chelsea's 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Willian and Fernando Torres sprinted down the middle of the field with no Liverpool defender in site, with Torres dumping off a pass to the Brazilian after goalkeeper Simon Mignolet chose to defend the Spaniard. The goal was Willian's second in his last four Premier League matches, and he also has an assist over that span. He has incredible speed and will continue to be a valuable weapon for Jose Mourinho, especially if Eden Hazard continues to sit with his thigh injury.