Willian: My future is at Chelsea

Result: Willian strengthens Chelsea's grip on fourth place

Result: Willian strengthens Chelsea's grip on fourth place

After Cesc Fabregas left the club and Jorginho endured a hard game against Newcastle, Maurizio Sarri wants midfield reinforcements.

But Sarri was unhappy with the way the Blues struggled to see off a Newcastle side stuck in the relegation zone.

"Today Jorginho was in trouble and on the bench there wasn't a player for that position", Sarri said.

Despite having plenty of players on their books, Sarri said Chelsea lacked depth in key positions such as central midfield. The club knows very well my opinion. It depends on the club decision, I think.

"I can not do any more".

Barcelona made a concerted effort to sign Willian in the summer, and sources close to the player have told ESPN FC that he believes they remain interested.

"But in the last match, for the first time in Watford, we reacted very well to the 1-1, after the goal in the last minute of the first half".

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri was in no mood to discuss Willian's contract amid links with La Liga champions Barcelona.

Sarri's wing options have been bolstered by the return to fitness of both Willian and Pedro from muscle injuries, but uncertainty surrounding Callum Hudson-Odoi's future makes Willian's availability all the more important. [Hudson-Odoi] is becoming for us a really important player.

"With Eden playing as a striker we need wingers. For us, he's fundamental".

"Maybe he has 12 years of the contract, I don't know".

I have no idea [how soon a replacement will arrive].The club is anxious, I don't know.

And it was his replacement Pedro who opened the scoring on 10 minutes. After the goal, I think we thought now it's easy, but it wasn't.

The Clarets were behind to Andre Schurrle's superb second-minute strike, but went ahead through two own-goals in the space of three minutes, with Joe Bryan and Denis Odoi finding their own net. We need to improve in the mental reaction because after the first goal something happened.

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