Willian has admitted there is “no chance” he would still be at Chelsea if Antonio Conte was still in charge.
Conte left the Blues earlier this summer after a turbulent 2017-18 season – with a rumoured rift with his Brazilian star one of the issues.
Willian had been tipped to leave the Blues all summer, until Conte left the club, with the pair famously not seeing eye-to-eye.
In fact, after winning the FA Cup in May, Willian shared a photo of the squad celebrating with the trophy, with Conte blocked out by emojis.
And when asked if he’d still be at the Blues with Conte in charge, Willian replied: “No chance. No.
“I’m here because I want to play for Chelsea. I will only leave if Chelsea want me to go.”
Willian went on to have another pop at Conte for his “way of playing” when asked for his thoughts ahead of this weekend’s clash with Arsenal.
The Brazilian said: “I think we have a good chance to turn the results around against them because now we have a different way to play football.
“The manager tells us to play, to enjoy ourselves on the pitch, with responsibility.
“Now we have a different style, that’s why we can create problems for Arsenal.
“Is it fun to play this way? I think so. We have a lot of players with quality up front, like Eden Hazard and Pedro. Players like that want to play football.
“That’s why [Maurizio Sarri] talked about ‘fun’ football. This is what we will try to do this season.
“Is this like Brazil’s Samba style? Yes. This is what we do in Brazil and are trying to do here, playing with skill and movement.
“Of course, it will be a special game against Arsenal because it is a derby.
“It is always difficult against them. We have to prepare well during the week.”