Chelsea star Willian will be delighted that the Blues are 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League but it hasn’t been an entirely easy season for the Brazilian.
The winger’s mother passed away last October following a two-year battle with brain cancer. Willian, who returned to Brazil, admitted he struggled emotionally and took some time coping following his return to England.
The 28-year-old has also had to cope with a lack of minutes under Antonio Conte, who prefers Pedro to the Brazilian. Willian hasn’t completed 90 minutes since October and has played just 44 minutes in his past four league appearances.
Since Jose Mourinho arrived at Manchester United last summer, there’s been plenty of talk that Willian might join his former manager at Old Trafford. And those talks have only intensified with the former Anzhi Makhachkala man’s lack of starts this season.
But Conte played down such speculation last month, calling it “not important”.
“I don’t know about this [interest from Man United),” Conte said, via the Mirror. “It is not important. Now is about the present to take the best choice for the team. Then we can talk about the future.
“But be focused on the present.”
Willian has a new look
It seems as if Willian has thought of a clever idea to get himself noticed at Chelsea - by getting a haircut.
Yep, sorry guys. The iconic afro is gone.
The afro is gone
Willian’s teammate, Eden Hazard, posted a picture of the Brazil international’s new hairdo on Twitter, adding the caption: “Nice new haircut for my man”.
Willian has swapped his afro for braids, which he had during his Shakhtar Donetsk days. Check it out below.
That’s going to take some getting used to.
Chelsea fans react
Based on the reaction from Chelsea fans, they miss the afro already.
New look, new player? We’ll have to wait and see.
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