Chelsea’s shift to youth this season has seen question marks pop up regarding the future of some of the Blues’ veteran stars, and Willian has not been exempt of such talk, even more so with the 31-year-old’s contract expiring next summer.
 
However, a report and interview with Willian today has revealed that despite contract talks not yet reaching any kind of advanced stage, leaving Stamford Bridge is not what he wants – having joined Chelsea back in 2013.
 
Speaking to the London Evening Standard Sport, Brazilian star Willian spoke highly of Chelsea and made it as clear as day that he wants to be at the club for the long-term, and not let this be his last season in west London;
 
“From my side, I want to stay.”
 
I have one year left and I want to stay because I like to play for Chelsea. I love this club, I love to live in London and my family loves it here. I have been here six years already so everything is perfect for me.”
 
Of course [there is more I want to do at Chelsea], win the Champions League! I want to win more titles here, I want to play more games, to score more goals so everything that I can do, I will try hard to do.”
 
Willian returned to the starting line-up, the first time under new manager Frank Lampard, and turned in an impressive display as Chelsea romped Wolves with a 5-2 away win in the Premier League this past weekend.
 
At this point Chelsea still won’t be able to do any new transfer business until the summer of 2020, and keeping hold of an experienced, six-year fan favourite will surely be on the ‘to do list’ of Frank Lampard in the coming weeks.

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