Frank Lampard backs fit-again Willian to produce another ‘fantastic’ Chelsea performance against Arsenal in FA Cup final


Frank Lampard believes that Willian will produce another impressive Chelsea display in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Arsenal, even though his Stamford Bridge future remains unresolved.

Brazil winger Willian has shaken off an ankle complaint to be fit for Saturday’s showpiece contest at Wembley against the Gunners.

Willian could leave Chelsea

The 31-year-old signed a short-term contract extension to cover a season elongated by the coronavirus shutdown, but that expires after Chelsea’s Champions League exploits.

Arsenal are understood to be one of the clubs monitoring Willian’s situation, while Chelsea have previously offered the long-serving Stamford Bridge star new two-year contract terms.

Willian had been holding out for a three-year deal and could yet leave the Blues – but Lampard is convinced that the 70-cap Brazil star will be focused solely on steering Chelsea to FA Cup glory on Saturday.

Lampard is seeking his first silverware as a manager
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Asked if he is sure that Willian will give everything to the Chelsea cause this weekend, Lampard said: “Yes, because I’ve known Willian for many years now as a player and now as his coach.

“And if anyone wants to see the mentality of him, it’s been shown since restart.

“He’s been fantastic for us, he’s been fantastic this season. He’s shown the right attitude.

“So I would expect nothing less than he’s shown already, and that’s Willian for you.”


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