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Willian has voiced his concern about not starting games for Chelsea despite having played all 13 Premier League games for Chelsea this season. The Brazilian has not started a match since the shock 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace in mid-October.

The Brazilian has scored three goals in his last two outings in all competitions, including a late equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Saturday, reminding Conte yet again of his importance.

Sky Sports pundit Shaun Goater reckons the 29-year-old can still play a huge part for Chelsea going forward, even if he is not the first name on the team-sheet every week.

“I see him as a player who is a huge part of Chelsea,” the former Manchester City striker said.

“I don’t see why players can’t get sufficient minutes but not play every game. I think he’s one of those players that come into that.

“Get enough minutes where they feel that they are regular, because again Chelsea are another team who have a great squad.

“Willian impacts games, he’s got that pace, he asks those questions.

“Again, he’s capable of doing something like that even though it was a bit of luck.

“He’s capable of pulling that sort of cross out even though it became a goal.

“He asks questions of defenders and I don’t think he’s one of those players than need to move on.

“I just think that he’s got to know he will get a certain amount of minutes and he will still be able to play a huge part in the success at Chelsea.”

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