Willian has insisted Chelsea “have to change something” ahead of next season and said that not even an FA Cup triumph can make up for the disappointment of their Premier League campaign.
Qualification for the Champions League now looks highly unlikely, and while the FA Cup could yet provide a source of cheer for supporters, Willian is adamant that Chelsea cannot be happy with the way this season has gone regardless.
“To lose isn’t good,” he told said. “I think something will have to change for next season.
“If a team like Chelsea wants to reach the top four, we can’t draw against West Ham at home. We can’t lose against Tottenham at home.
“Of course we still have the FA Cup to fight for. We still have six games to fight for. But we have to change something.”
Willian, however, was more philosophical when it came to pinpointing the reason for Chelsea’s struggles.
“There’s no reason why,” he told said. “It’s football. We have been unlucky. We are doing the exact same job as we did last season. But football is like that. For example, we were in control during the last game against West Ham and could have won 4-1 or 4-0, but we drew.
“We are Chelsea. We always want to win titles, but of course, we have to win the FA Cup to finish the season well. If we win this title, it will not make up for this season. I think our target was to stay in the top four and we are fifth. The only title we can win is the FA Cup so we go for that. Next season we will be back stronger to try to win again.”