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Willian: I would not be at Chelsea if Conte was still manager

Willian: I would not be at Chelsea if Conte was still manager

The Blues are now adapting to life under new boss Sarri following his appointment as the club's new manager back in July after the sacking of Antonio Conte.

Willian insists there is "no chance" he would still be a Chelsea player if Antonio Conte had remained in charge at Stamford Bridge, Skysports reports.

The Italian boss has been tasked with steering the Blues back into the top four at the very least after they finished fifth and won the FA Cup under Conte last term.

Chelsea began the new Premier League season with a comfortable 3-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday.

"I'm here because I want to play for Chelsea".

Sarri has warned it will take time to master the brand of free-flowing attacking football he implemented at Napoli. "This is what we will try to do this season".

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Willian has made it clear he would have left Chelsea if Antonio Conte had continued as manager at Stamford Bridge.

Willian eventually chose to remain with the Blues after Conte was replaced by compatriot Maurizio Sarri in July.

"Now the system is something different, especially the way we play now", Kante said.

The former Leicester City man, who played every match in Russian Federation, says the privilege of representing his country is "worth more than money can ever buy" and it remains a motivation for him to perform at club level.

"It will require a lot of sacrifice from us all, so that is why I have to continue moving forward as a player".

"The manager tells us to play, to enjoy ourselves on the pitch, with responsibility".


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