Willian sends message to Chelsea fans after Stamford Bridge ovation

The Brazilian spent seven years at Stamford Bridge and made his first appearance at the ground as an opposition player on Friday night, playing his part in Fulham earning a point against the Blues.

Ahead of the match Willian spoke of his love for Chelsea, and revealed that his children support the club, and he did not celebrate when scoring against them at Craven Cottage last month.

There was no goal for the 34-year-old this time, but he did receive a standing ovation from all corners of the ground when he was substituted in the second-half.

“It was a special night to be back at the Bridge,” Willian told Sky Sports after the match.

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“I spent seven years here, I was very happy. I’m now at Fulham and also very happy and enjoying myself with my team-mates.

“It was a good reception from the Chelsea fans, I respect them a lot. It was amazing.”

The goalless draw lifts Fulham up to sixth in the Premier League table for the time being, as they continue to enjoy a sensational season back in the top-flight.

The visitors were good value for their point at Stamford Bridge, more than matching a Chelsea side that have spent £600million this season and started the likes of Enzo Fernandez and Mykhailo Mudryk.

“It was a brilliant night, we performed well with the ball and without the ball.

“We deserved a bit more maybe, but one point is good. It’s hard to come here and to play against Chelsea, they have a very good team. We deserved the point.”

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