Willian said that there was no chance he would still be playing for Chelsea if Antonio Conte had not left his post as manager.
Londoners Chelsea and Spurs registered away wins on opening matchday of the English Premier League while promoted Fulham, Cardiff lost but Wolves earned a point.
Maurizio Sarri made a winning start to life in the Premier League as his team enjoyed a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.
Kepa Arrizabalaga arrived at the club for a world record fee for a goalkeeper of 80 million euros from Spanish side Athletic Bilbao as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois, who joined Real Madrid this week.
Thibaut Courtois has agreed a six-year contract and Real will pay an initial 35 million euros ($40.7 million) for the Belgian goalkeeper, Spanish media reported.
Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has paid his 80 million-euro ($92.8 million) buy-out clause to break his contract with the Spanish side ahead of a reported move to Chelsea.
Thibaut Courtois’ agent had spoken earlier of the Belgium international’s desire to move to Madrid.
Chelsea midfielder Willian has ended speculation linking him with a move away from Stamford Bridge, saying he is happy at the club.
Maurizio Sarri said he only wanted players ‘with a very high level of motivation’ amid continuing uncertainty about the future of several members of his new team.
Sergio Aguero struck twice, including getting his 200th for the club, handed Manchester City a 2-0 win over Chelsea to claim the FA Community Shield for the fifth time.
Chelsea vs Manchester City, Community Shield: Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-0 to win Community Shield.
After a disappointing season for Chelsea, era under Maurizio Sarri could begin with a bang when they face Manchester City for the Community Shield.
Chelsea playmaker Pedro has signed a one-year contract extension to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge until 2020.
Arsenal win 6-5 on penalties against Chelsea after Alexandre Lacazette equalised the score to 1-1 with a goal in the 90+3′ minute.
Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley says he is relishing the freedom to influence all areas of the pitch under new manager Maurizio Sarri.