Chelsea winger Willian says he expects the Blues to challenge for silverware despite enduring a difficult start to the season under new manager Frank Lampard.
The Brazilian international has admitted that the loss of Eden Hazard and David Luiz has been felt in the dressing room but he’s confident that that the youngsters coming through the ranks at the Blues can make an impact on the first team:
“I think Chelsea can win some titles this season. I know it will be hard this season to win titles, as usual, it is always hard.”
“It is difficult when you lose players like David Luiz, Eden Hazard, but we have some quality young players here who can improve a lot and in the future become one of the best players in the league. I think we have a great team.”
Willian has found himself out of the starting eleven at the start of this campaign. He had initially struggled to recover from a hamstring injury that he picked up at the Copa America with Brazil but he now says he is 100% fit.
Even so, the 31-year-old has had to settle for a place on the bench, for the most part, with new signing Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount being handed starts in the wide positions in recent games.
The imminent return of Callum Hudson-Odoi to the first team could limit Willian’s game time even further, and he may have to settle for a bit-part role this campaign.