Willian enjoying Chelsea's 'Samba style' under Sarri

Willian enjoying Chelsea's 'Samba style' under Sarri

Willian enjoying Chelsea's 'Samba style' under Sarri

"Would I be here if Conte stayed?"

Chelsea winger Willian has admitted there is "no chance" he would have remained at the club had former coach Antonio Conte not been replaced by Maurizio Sarri last month.

The newspaper explains the strict diet regime was "a factor" in the former Italy CT leaving the club earlier in the summer, while the hotel regulation was "unwelcome".

After starting their Premier League life under Sarri with a comfortable 3-0 win at the John Smith's Stadium, Chelsea welcome Unai Emery's Arsenal to west London on Saturday. I am lucky to get the opportunity to play for France and that alone is a huge motivation for me, whenever I go on the pitch.

But the Brazil worldwide has confirmed he would have sought a transfer from Chelsea had Conte not been dismissed by the Blues.

But, fortunately for Chelsea fans, Maurizio Sarri replaced Antonio Conte, and Willian, Hazard and Luiz have all chose to stay.

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Willian, 30, was a reported target for Manchester United and FC Barcelona during the off-season as his relationship with Conte reached a tipping point.

"I want to be scoring goals, creating goals and, towards the end of the season, there will hopefully be a prize, with a trophy or a couple of trophies".

Sarri has warned it will take time to master the brand of free-flowing attacking football he implemented at Napoli. Players like that want to play football.

The players struggled to get on board with the rules, and in a bid to foster a better atmosphere within the squad Sarri has abandoned Conte's orders.

"I don't think he's a good defensive player, I don't think he's a good player in that holding midfield role". This is what we will try to do this season.

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