Roundup: Willian’s Barcelona hint, Carragher makes bold claim, Enrique move backed

Chelsea star Willian says he dreams of playing for Real Madrid or Barcelona.

The Brazil international has struggled to get regular game time under Antonio Conte this time out.

And Willian is keeping his options open, with the winger dreaming of a move to La Liga to join Real or Barca.

“They are the two biggest clubs in the world (Real and Barcelona), they are the clubs with the most visibility, it is everybody’s dream,” Willian told Brazilian outlet UOL.

“Of course there are other big clubs, there are Bayern, PSG, but these two (Barca and Real) are different.”

Chelsea are having a rough season because they miss John Terry and Diego Costa, Jamie Carragher claims.

Conte sold the pair following Chelsea’s winning title run last time out and Sky Sports pundit Carragher says the Italian was wrong to do so.

“There’s no doubt they lost something with captain John Terry going, with what he was like around the training ground and in the dressing room, and of course they miss Costa,” he said.

“There are few strikers who can do what he does.

“However, while people say Conte could have managed that situation better, Costa caused a lot of problems and it will have been difficult for the manager to forget about him not wanting to play in a title run-in.

“If you’re in Conte’s position, you’re not going to accept that. It’s then up to you to replace him with quality.”

Luis Enrique would be the ideal replacement for Conte at Stamford Bridge, former Chelsea and Barcelona ace Albert Ferrer claims.

Enrique has been tipped to replace Conte at Chelsea and Ferrer reckons the Spanish connection could be key.

“Lucho’s a different type of manager [to current Barca boss Ernesto Valverde],” Ferrer said.

“He had great years here with Barcelona and he’d already shown at Celta [Vigo] that he’s a great manager.

“As a coach, he wants his teams to be aggressive, to be committed.

“I think he would fit in perfectly [at Chelsea], and there are already several Spanish players there.”

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