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Man United target Willian proved he still has Chelsea future vs Watford

After clinching the Premier League title last Friday night, Chelsea are in party mode – that party being a seven-goal thriller against Watford at Stamford Bridge. Blues fans and neutrals were treated to a real goal-fest on Monday evening, a rotated Chelsea side going 3-1 up before allowing Watford to level and eventually pushing themselves over the line via a late Cesc Fabregas winner.
At the heart of the action was attacking midfielder Willian, who has been forced to endure a reduced role in Chelsea’s title bid since Antonio Conte brought in his 3-4-3 system.
The industrious Brazilian has made just 14 Premier League starts this season, which has cast doubts over his future. The Independent recently described him as Jose Mourinho’s ideal winger signing for the summer, and The Sun claim the former Blues boss
could look to lure him to Manchester United for 2017/18 with the promise of more first-team football.
“My future is here with Chelsea, I have a contract until 2020 and I’m happy. I know sometimes players always want to play but I understand why I’m not playing much.”
But Willian looked to quash such rumours before yesterday’s clash in west London and judging by his performance, the 28-year-old is determined to ensure he has a long-term future at Stamford Bridge, putting in an impeccable display against the Hornets.
Indeed, Willian finished up with the most chances created, successful dribbles, accurate crosses and touches of the ball of any Chelsea player and his immense contribution finally told at the end as he set up Fabregas for the 88th-minute winner.
It was a performance that not only highlighted the attacker’s clear commitment to the Blues, but also how influential he could be for them once again next season – especially considering Antonio Conte’s side will be battling it out in the Champions League as well.
Something tells us Manchester United will have a tough time convincing their Premier League rivals to sell.

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