If a poll were taken on the best Chelsea player so far in this dismal season, almost all Blues’ fans will mention Willian. The Brazilian forward has been about the only shining light amongst the coterie of stars that have disappointed and led to the departure of Jose Mourinho.
The Brazilian has waxed biblical on the unforeseen downturn of a team that was crowned champions last May.
“You don’t live just from winning; you have to understand about losing as well. You can then better yourself to win. There’s a passage in the bible that says man doesn’t live just from bread,” Willian told his club’s official website.
Invariably, Willian is telling Chelsea fans that they must be ready to lose after they have had the experience of winning.
“There’s no explanation to give as to why this is all happening but as players, we know we made mistakes at the beginning of season.
“Without any doubt it is hard to keep positive when everything is happening, but this is part of football
But he added that life teaches that when one stumbles, he must be ready to rise and go again.
“You lose one game; you know you have the next. You have to keep moving forward, stay positive so you can do better.”
After Mourinho’s departure, Guus Hiddink took over and has not lost in six matches, even though they have had 2-2 draws at Stamford Bridge against Watford and West Brom.
“We always go out on the pitch to win. We do not go to lose or make mistakes but that is it, there is no other explanation for it.
“I think we know we have to make up for what we have lost. We have made mistakes in the past and we want to correct those mistakes,” he added.
Chelsea are 14th on the table and their caretaker manager, Hiddink, revealed that the club has to understand that it is in a relegation battle. It remains to be seen where the former champions will end up, come May 2016.