According to former West Ham striker Dean Ashton, Willian is a more important player for Chelsea that Eden Hazard.
“There is no surprise Barcelona are after Willian,” Ashton told talkSPORT.
“He’s maybe more important to Chelsea than Hazard. I think over the last three seasons he’s actually been more consistent in his performances.
“Willian goes under the radar because of Hazard’s brilliance at times.
“I feel like Hazard is very in and out, it’s whenever he fancies turning it on.
“For Chelsea, I think a player like Thibaut Courtois is replaceable – but you can’t lose Hazard and Willian. You just can’t lose them both.”