“Let’s think about the Premier League” – Willian rallies Chelsea around to focus on catching Manchester City

Willian chips the ball into the back of the net for a deserved Chelsea equalizer.

Willian is ready to shift his focus from Chelsea’s disappointment of the not topping Group C in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, as he calls for Premier League title chase.

The Brazil international was introduced in the second half of the final group game against Atletico Madrid and was guilty of failing to convert chances that would have seen Chelsea win the game late and eventually top the group that also included table toppers AS Roma and Qarabag from Azerbaijan.

However, after failing to win the group and with the risk of facing Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain, as well as Besiktas, Willian wants his teammates to move from the disappointment.

The former Shakter Donestk forward admits Chelsea his teammates are unhappy but is desperate they make a final push for the title against in-form Manchester City.

“No, we are not happy. We wanted to finish first. We tried to create some chances in the second half.

We have this really good team, a strong team. Our desire was to finish first. We are now second, it’s OK, so let’s think about the Premier League and the Cups.”

Willian, Evening Standard

Willian has found game time hard to come by at Chelsea this season, after Antonio Conte swiatched to a new 3-5-2 formation that employs three central midfielders, reducing attackers to only two. Currently Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata are first choice in the roles.