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Willian admits he would have left Chelsea had Conte stayed as manager

Chelsea attacker Willian has admitted that he would have left Stamford Bridge this summer if former Blues coach Antonio Conte had of remained at the West London club.

Brazil international Willian was heavily linked with moves to Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid this summer, although he has once again reiterated that he is enjoying working under new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.

“Would I be here if Conte stayed? No chance. No,” he told the press after his sides 3-0 victory over Huddersfield last Saturday.

“I’m here. I’m here because I want to play for Chelsea. I will only leave if Chelsea want me to go.

“We have a lot of players with quality up front, players like Eden Hazard and Pedro. Players like that want to play football.

“That’s why Sarri talked about ‘fun’ football because he wants to build from the back. This is what we will try to do this season.

“This is what we do in Brazil and are trying to do here, playing with skill and movement and the manager told us to do that.”

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