Chelsea winger Willian has been included in the Brazil squad for this summer’s 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The 29-year-old Sao Paulo born wideman has arguably been one of Chelsea’s better players this season and the midfielder has now been rewarded with an international call-up by Brazil head coach Tite.

Willian is one of six players selected in the Brazil squad who currently play their football in the English Premier League. The midfielder is joined by Manchester City quartet Ederson, Danilo, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus and Liverpool ace Roberto Firmino.

Since making his senior international debut in a friendly against Gabon in November 2011, Willian has gone on to win 54 caps for his country. The player has netted eight goals for the Little Canary including a goal in a 1-1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying draw against Colombia back in September.

Willian has proved to be reliable when called upon this season by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. The winger has been unlucky not to start more games for The Blues after displaying some impressive form. The Brazilian ace has featured for Chelsea on 54 occasions this term, although some of those outings have come from the bench. The player has scored 13 goals in all competitions for the South West Londoners.

Source: The Brazilian Football Confederation

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