Last night, despite scoring twice in the FA Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday and being named man-of-the-match, Willian was conspicuous by his absence from the starting eleven.
Maurizio Sarri, in his infinite wisdom, decided that the 30-year-old Brazilian would be part of his rotation plan, a plan that collapsed around his ears as Chelsea slipped to their heaviest league defeat since Roman Abramovich took over the club.
By the time Willian was introduced, it really was backs-to-the-wall stuff with Bournemouth taking Chelsea apart.
This morning, lurking in the pages of the Daily Mail, is the inference that Willian could be the subject of a late transfer deadline day bid.
According to our source, Paris Saint-Germain are ready to make a swoop, to sign Willian on loan, after their star attraction, Neymar, picked up an injury that will see him sidelined for the next ten weeks.
After denying Callum Hudson-Odoi a move to Bayern Munich, would you bet against Chelsea, in a rush of blood to the head, sanctioning a late move for Willian?
I certainly wouldn’t!
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