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Chelsea’s Brazilian winger Willian was handed the armband for the first time in a competitive fixture for the Blues in our Europa League game away at PAOK in Greece.
Willian scored the only goal of the game as Chelsea beat PAOK 1-0 in Greece.
“To be captain was amazing. It was an honour and a great experience, a great feeling,” Willian told Chelsea’s official website.
“I found out I would be captain when we arrived in the stadium. For me it was very exciting and I was very proud. Then I scored the only goal so it was a day to remember!”
Willian, who is currently with the Brazilian squad competing in the Copa America, recently backed Chelsea legend Frank Lampard to succeed as Chelsea boss.
Lampard has reportedly signed a three year deal to become the next Chelsea boss and he would earn a reported £4million yearly.
“He is a legend,” Willian told football.london. “He was an extraordinary player for the club, winning every possible title.
“He deserves so much respect and backing for what he has already achieved at the club. If Chelsea do bring him in, he will be very welcome.”
He continued: “Is he definitely going to be the next manager? I don’t know. But I think he would be up to the task.
“He was a great player, and he is a great person. He’s only starting his managerial career now, but he has everything it takes to be a success.”