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‘Chelsea Have Leaders’ Insists Willian


Chelsea winger Willian has rejected the charge that the club lacks leaders. The Blues have lost some big characters over the years, including the likes of John Terry, Frank Lampard, Petr Cech and Branislav Ivanovic.

Chelsea look set to finish outside of the top 4, despite having won the league title last season. But the Brazilian does not think a lack of leadership explains their current woes, insisting that the squad has plenty of characters.

“I think we have this kind of player. Of course these guys were very special here – JT, Ivanovic, Lampard. But we have Gary Cahill. We have Azpilicueta. We have David Luiz. Players. Leaders. To become a leader like that isn’t in my profile,” he told The Mirror.

“I’m just quiet. I want to go onto the pitch — play. But I think we can win titles when you don’t have leaders but if you train, if you have a plan to go into a game. From the videos of other teams we can see the best way they can play.

“The mistakes they make. In this way we can do something different. ­Something special. For me, Chelsea will always be Chelsea,” he added. “It doesn’t matter where we are. The name is too big. Of course, the football has to improve.

“Chelsea always want to win titles and to see these teams in front of us is difficult. We want to be there. But Chelsea has won ­everything in the last 15 years. The club is one of the biggest in the world now.”


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