Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri said he wants Willian to stay at the club amid reports Barcelona want to sign the Brazilian in January.
However, Sarri admitted he could not give a definitive answer on the player’s future, saying: “I’m not in charge of the market.”
The victory sees the Blues tighten their grip on fourth spot, going six points ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal and just a point behind third-placed Tottenham.
And although things are going relatively smoothly on the pitch, off it, the scenes are very busy at Stamford Bridge.
They completed the signing of Christian Pulisic – a deal Sarri claimed to have no knowledge of before it was announced publicly – while Cesc Fabregas secured his move to Monaco on Friday.
The futures of Alvaro Morata, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Willian are yet to be resolved either.
When asked about Willian’s situation after the match, the Italian said: “I’m not able to understand the market because I’m not in charge of the market.
“Of course, I can only tell you my opinion. My opinion is Willian is a very important player for us.“So, I would prefer him to stay here with us.
“You know the qualities of Willian very well and the goal is a part of his qualities.”
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