Date: 27th July 2019 at 6:26am
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According to The Standard, Chelsea are set to confirm they have extended Willian’s contract for another year, keeping him at the club until 2021. This has left many of the Stamford Bridge support split over the news.

The Brazilian has played a huge part in the club’s success since joining the club from Anzhi Makhachkala for around £30m in 2013, having won five major titles – two of which are the Premier League. Willian has made 292 appearances for the Blues, scoring 52 goals and assisting 53.

There has always been a love-hate relationship between both the 30-year-old and the club’s supporters and that has been mirrored on social media following news of his contract extension. One supporter said he was in a nightmare, pleading to be woken up whilst another questioned what the player had against the board as they have sold all of the deadwood barring him.

Chelsea are currently operating under a transfer ban which means they are unable to bring in any additions until next summer. That may have had some influence on the matter as the club have often tried to avoid keeping anyone over the age of 30 on any longer term deals.

Other Blues fans said the move was understandable as they could get a transfer fee for him next year. This was echoed by a fellow member of the Chelsea fanbase who claimed it would make him more valuable to sell and that a Chinese club would probably come in for him because they love players from South America.

Here’s the best of the reaction: