When the teamsheet for Sunday’s game against Middlesbrough was released, everyone was stunned that Willian wasn’t even named on the bench.
The Chelsea’s Player of the Year wasn’t included in the squad to play Middlesbrough, and it got many fans worried.
Obviously, injury isn’t the case here, as Antonio Conte clearly stated before the game that all his players are fit to play.
Willian came on in the 82nd minute of Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Peru on Wednesday, and it is possible that manager Antonio Conte thinks he isn’t ready to play after making the long trip from South America to England so recently.
Willian has found game time hard to get since he went on compassionate leave after the death of his mother, and in his stead, Pedro has been wonderful for the Blues.