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  • THE SELECTOR: WILLIAN THE SELECTOR: WILLIAN - 20.03.2014
    Willian is the latest player to face the selector, where members of the squad pair six subjects into the categories first, last, easiest, hardest, best, worst…
  • WILLIAN: TAKING NOTICE WILLIAN: TAKING NOTICE - 21.02.2014
    Willian discusses Everton's latest acquisition and the demands of the Barclays Premier League...
  • WILLIAN: SETTLING WELL WILLIAN: SETTLING WELL - 11.01.2014
    A full week to prepare for a match, as has been the case ahead of today's visit to Hull, is rare in Willian's Chelsea experience so far...
  • WILLIAN: VERY IMPORTANT GAME WILLIAN: VERY IMPORTANT GAME - 29.11.2013
    The Blues welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, with Willian confident we can maintain the pressure on those teams above us...
  • WILLIAN: TAKING CONTROL WILLIAN: TAKING CONTROL - 06.11.2013
    Willian has been speaking to the official Chelsea website ahead of tonight's Champions League game against Schalke at Stamford Bridge...
  • WILLIAN EARNS INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION WILLIAN EARNS INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION - 31.10.2013
    Willian is one of four Chelsea players who have been named in the Brazil squad ahead of their upcoming friendlies against Honduras and Chile...
  • NEW SIGNINGS SPEAK IN NOVEMBER MAGAZINE NEW SIGNINGS SPEAK IN NOVEMBER MAGAZINE - 08.10.2013
    The latest edition of Chelsea, with Samuel Eto'o and Willian gracing the front cover, features exclusive interviews with the club's most recent acquisitions...
  • MATCH REPORT: NORWICH CITY 1 CHELSEA 3 MATCH REPORT: NORWICH CITY 1 CHELSEA 3 - 06.10.2013
    Chelsea picked up our first away win in the league this season thanks to late goals from substitutes Eden Hazard and Willian...
  • WILLIAN: FIRST WORDS WILLIAN: FIRST WORDS - 28.08.2013
    Having completed his move to Stamford Bridge, Willian sat down with the official Chelsea website and expressed his delight at the transfer, and outlined his hopes and expectations for the season ahead…
  • TERMS AGREED FOR WILLIAN TERMS AGREED FOR WILLIAN - 25.08.2013
    Chelsea Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with both Willian and his club Anzhi Makhachkala for the transfer of the Brazilian player...
  • Name: da Silva Willian
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Date of Birth: 09/08/1988
  • Height: 175 cm
  • Weight: 75.0 kg
  • Previous Clubs: Anzhi Makhachkala, Shakhtar Donetsk, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sport Club Corinthians Paulista
  • Position: Midfielder

The transfer of Willian was completed on 28 August.

The 25-year-old Brazilian signed a five-year contract, having moved to England from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala. He will wear the number 22 shirt.

On completing his move, Willian said: 'I'm very happy to be here, it's been a dream of mine to come and play here.

'Chelsea are one of the best clubs in the world, and now I'm going to play for one of the best managers in the world, so I'm very happy and looking forward to it.'

Born on 9 August 1988, in Ribeirao Pires, Willian Borges da Silva played at Sao Paulo before moving to Corinthians at the age of nine.

Having made his way through the Brazilian club's academy, Willian rose to prominence in 2005 at the prestigious Copa Sao Paulo de Futebol Junior tournament, which he won with Corinthians before being promoted to the first team shortly after.

Having impressed potential suitors with his performances, Willian's stock continued to rise, culminating in a move to Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in August 2007.

Possessing trademark Brazilian skills, and with the guile and creativity to unlock tight defences, during his time at Shakhtar Willian won four league titles, three Ukrainian Cups, three Ukrainian Super Cups and, most memorably, the 2009 UEFA Cup, which was clinched with a 2-1 over Werder Bremen.

Chelsea supporters will be familiar with the player after he scored twice at Stamford Bridge when we beat Shakhtar 3-2 in the group stages of last season's Champions League. He also impressed during our 2-1 defeat in the away game.

Willian spent six years at Shakhtar before completing a switch to Anzhi last January.

He made his debut for the club during a 3-1 Europa League win over Hannover and scored his first goal in a 3-0 victory at VN Novgorod.

On the international stage, Willian has been involved with the Brazilian national side at Under-17, Under-18 and Under-20 level, and featured in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in 2007, when Brazil were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Spain.

He made his Brazil senior debut on 10 November 2011 in a friendly match against Gabon and has two caps. He became the sixth current Chelsea player from that country.

Willian made his Chelsea debut in a Champions League home game against Basel in September 2013 and scored his first goal for the Blues the following month in a 3-1 win at Norwich City.

An impressive run of form in the lead-up to Christmas saw Willian establish himself as a regular in the starting line-up. He then scored his second goal for the club with a fine strike at Southampton on New Year's Day.

Willian's good form at club level earned him a call-up to Luiz Felipe Scolari's Brazil squad early in 2014.

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Defensive Stats

  • Goals Conceded/Game0.44
  • Shots on Target/Goals Conceded6.58
  • Clean Sheets/Game0.19

Attacking Stats

  • Goals1
  • Shots/Goals Ratio0.03
  • Shots on Target Ratio0.35

How Goals Scored

  • Left Foot1
  • Right Foot0
  • Headers0
  • Other0

Discipline

  • Red Cards1
  • Yellow Cards4
  • Fouls21
  • Fouls/Cards Ration0.24

Goals Times

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