Eden Hazard’s recent departure from Chelsea has left behind a number of things – one of which was a huge legacy after making 352 appearances for the club, whilst the other is the big void out on the left flank, where they need to replace his 21 goals last season. It also meant that the number ten shirt was available to one of their remaining stars. In a recent interview, Brazilian winger Willian revealed that the club have told him the shirt is his which has left some supporters shocked.
The 30-year-old has had a mixed relationship with the club’s fans and this latest update isn’t going to help that at all. Willian has made 292 appearances in the blue colours of West London – scoring 52, assisting 53 and winning four major trophies including two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and one Europa League – though for some, that isn’t enough to warrant the number ten shirt.
One supporter labelled the decision as depressing whilst another claimed it was stupidity at its best. These negative opinions were echoed by more fans who said that the club was heading to an all-time low and they were lacking ambition. One even wondered why Callum Hudson-Odoi wasn’t receiving the honours.
You can read the best selection of tweets to Willian’s new shirt number below:
This is beyond depressing…
— Pulisic Era (@HeirToHazard) July 22, 2019
What has Willian done to earn it?
— Samyam Aryal | The 12th Man (@AryalSamyam) July 22, 2019
The club is heading to all time low
— Quame (@pabulo247) July 22, 2019
Foolish club. Instead of them to look for a better player to give that shirt number once their ban is over
— Osinuga (@oshyroyale) July 22, 2019
Jesus Christ…..wtf is happening here.
That shirt belongs to CHO
— Michael West (@Big_Iyke) July 22, 2019
Stupidity at its best
— K.K.BOLARAY (@kk_emmanuel) July 22, 2019
This would would have be the most shocked news ever i have heard in football
— Osei Williams???????????????? (@Oswill1996) July 22, 2019
Nooo.. Fans will hate him more 🙁
Our fans are toxic for players sometimes
— Alfi (@ahmadalfathani) July 22, 2019
We lack ambition tbh …
— Odumegwu (@__Dummm) July 22, 2019