Some Chelsea fans are pretty happy to see manager Maurizio Sarri dropping Willian to the bench against Newcastle in their Premier League clash this afternoon.
The Blues have started brightly under the Italian tactician, who replaced fellow countryman Antonio Conte this summer, with two wins from their opening two matches against Huddersfield and Arsenal.
However, it seems not all Chelsea supporters were entirely happy with what they were seeing, with Willian’s form at the start of this campaign perhaps not the best.
The Brazil international is now only on the bench today, with Pedro clearly in on merit after a fast start to 2018/19, with the Spaniard also looking a great fit for the way Sarri likes his sides to play.
These CFC fans are pleased to see Willian not starting, but there are few other surprises as a strong team looks set to take to the field at St James’ Park this afternoon…
Great . He finally drops Willian
— WiLLie WuncLer (@Gucci_Poochi) August 26, 2018
No Cahill, no Drinkwater, Willian benched. Wallahi Sarri is already the GOAT Chelsea manager
— Pranav (@CFCPranav) August 26, 2018
looks like willian is drop for hazard. pedro increasingly nailed at the moment.
— fpl freshman (@solelyfpl) August 26, 2018
No Cahill or Willian… it’s a start.
— Kepa (@Kepaed) August 26, 2018
Willian benched. Must be Conte's fault.
— Daniel Mohajer (@BoasMohajer) August 26, 2018
Willian dropped. What a day!
— Sameer Khawaja (@sameerkhawaja) August 26, 2018
I wonder who Willian will blame this year for not starting a lot ?
— Lashay Antony Laleye (@LashManLondon) August 26, 2018