Nemanja Matic, Diego Costa and long-serving captain John Terry were all allowed to leave Stamford Bridge, but Willian believes the new recruits are more than capable and nothing has changed.
'These players are great players, we miss these players, but Chelsea always try to bring players with quality', he said. Antonio Rudiger, Alvaro Morata and Tiemoue Bakayoko arrived to fill in. 'I think the players that arrive have the quality to play here and the squad and the team are still strong. And we have to push till the end of the season'.
'It is difficult to talk about that because of course when you lose players like that, it is bad', the Brazil forward added. 'But we have great players here and we have to be happy if you are here, or in Manchester or Madrid'.
'You have to try and always play the best football on the pitch', said the club's Player of the Season from two years ago. 'It is the same, nothing changes. Of course the players change, but the way we play, nothing changes, we always train in the same way, we always have a plan to come to the game, nothing changes'.
We are not sure but it seems like his recent message is one of hope:
'We have to look forward. There are more games coming and we have to be ready'.
'When you are champions one year, then the next year is more difficult because the other teams know and prepare well, they come to win against us and to put our team in trouble', he concluded.
In the constant push and pull of Premier League domination we now see the two Manchester Clubs looking likely to take control of title this season. We have a long way to go and we know you are all looking forward to how the top clubs will battle it out.