Chelsea fans received some cheering news on Monday as Willian was spotted boarding the plane with the rest of the Chelsea squad jetting off to Istanbul for Super Cup showdown against Liverpool.
The Brazilian winger missed Sunday’s bruising 4-0 defeat in Frank Lampard’s first Premier League game in charge.
According to the Sun, Willian could be back in action for the Blues this week after recovering from the hamstring injury which he picked up during the Copa America.
Chelsea’s newest No.10 is evidently fit enough to travel and hopefully fit enough to play at least some part in the game in Turkey.
Willian has been working separately from the main group as he tried to regain full fitness following his return from the Copa America.
Chelsea need experience on the field.
Lampard’s side looked light at Manchester United.
But Willian can provide balance after a poor opening weekend defeat at Old Trafford.
Blues boss Lampard said afterwards: “I believe we have really talented young players but, let’s be clear, with the injuries we have and the fact we couldn’t bring in players, this is a work in progress – to a degree.
“We will have to learn harsh lessons and correct them pretty quickly.”
Chelsea will be back in Premier League action at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
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