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Willian was an instrumental figure in Chelsea’s win against Manchester City last weekend despite being a second half substitute.

The Brazilian had lost his shirt to Pedro after being away due to the death of his mother, and the Chelsea number 22 has revealed that he’s happy to be back playing.

Speaking about his goal against City, Willian said: “When I came on the game was difficult,”

“It was 1-0 to City, we were playing away and we know how hard it is to play there. The manager didn’t say anything special to me before I came on. He just gave me some instructions for when we had the ball and when we did not.

“It was the kind of game that is always good to play in, very exciting, and I’m happy I helped the team by scoring a goal and creating some other chances to score more goals. I think I did well and it felt really good to come back after the difficult moment I had.”

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