Chelsea fans have been sent into meltdown after Frank Lampard let Willian take Eden Hazard’s vacant No 10 jersey for next season.
The 30-year-old joined Chelsea in 2013 for £30m from Anzhi and has since won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and one Europa League.
The club’s fans are divided over whether Callum Hudson-Odoi or Christian Pulisic should have been handed. But the consensus is that Lampard shouldn’t have give Willian the shirt.
Meanwhile, the Brazilian claimed that he had been promised the number.
Hazard wore the iconic Blues shirt for five of the seven years he spent at Stamford Bridge before his blockbuster £150million move to Real Madrid.
Hudson-Odoi had reportedly requested the number 10 during contract talks but Chelsea have confirmed he will continue wearing the No 20 for next season.
And suffice to say, fans are not keen on the club’s new appointment, with many criticising Frank Lampard’s decision, the Sun report.
One harshly tweeted: “Wanted Willian out whilst Fat Frank bestows him the number 10? Shame we let him go. Miss you Sarri.”
Another simply said: “Willian 10 = Disgrace.”
One more added: “Can’t wait for kepa to outscore our new number 10. Even Lampard will probably do more than Willian.”
But twitter user CFC Futbol theorised: “One year of Willian, then sell him next summer and whoever did better between CHO/CP gets the the number 10 or a new signing. Good choice.”
Despite this supporters hope, Willian is reportedly set to pen a two-year contract extension at Chelsea.
Willian 10 = Disgrace.
— Super Frank Era (@SuperFrankEra) August 3, 2019
Can’t wait for kepa to outscore our new number 10. Even Lampard will probably do more than Willian
— N’Golo (@KanteCFC_) August 3, 2019
The summer was going so well then you announce Willian 10 to drag us back down to misery
— Newbs (@AcerNewby) August 3, 2019
One year of Willian, then sell him next summer and whoever did better between CHO/CP gets the the number 10 or a new signing. Good choice 👍🏽
— ً (@CFCFutbol_) August 3, 2019
Disgraceful decision to give Willian the no 10 shirt, doesn’t deserve it.
— javed 🏴 (@javedbashir7) August 3, 2019
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