Revealed: Why Chelsea are afraid to let Willian leave

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Chelsea winger Willian has urged the club to let him return to Brazil so that he can be with his family following the coronavirus outbreak.

Willian’s family is in Brazil, and he has begged the club to permit him join his wife and daughters in Brazil.

Willian told Globo Spor TV: “At the moment, I’m alone. My wife and daughters are in Brazil.

“I had made a schedule before that. They went first, I was going to have a break and I was going too. Now, I’m checking here, if I have authorisation from the club.

“We’re deciding, they are about to come back here, but as there was a meeting and there was a definition here, they postponed the league until April 30th… With that fact, I’m trying to get permission from the club to be able to go.”

According to reports, Chelsea are concerned that if they let him leave then he may not be able to get back into the country with ease. There’s also a risk of him getting the virus in Brazil, as the players are expected to be on self-isolation this period.

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