Ex-Chelsea & Arsenal winger Willian joins Fulham on free transfer

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  • Willian signs one-year contract
  • Won Premier League twice with Chelsea
  • Left Arsenal after just one season

WHAT HAPPENED? Former Chelsea and Arsenal winger Willian has joined Fulham as the Cottagers look to maintain their Premier League status this season.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Fulham have now completed 11 summer signings after also announcing the arrival of Layvin Kurzawa on loan from PSG earlier Thursday.

AND WHAT'S MORE: Willian won two Premier League titles with Chelsea as well as the FA Cup and Europa League. Marco Silva will be hoping the Brazilian can bring this experience to his side and help them avoid the drop.

WHAT THEY SAID: “I’m happy to be here, I’m happy to be back in the Premier League. Fulham is a special club, a club that wants to improve, that wants to fight for something bigger, so I’m here to help, and I can't wait to get started.”


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Will Willian produce the heroics he did on the opening day of the 2020-21 season at Craven Cottage?


With Willian through the door, another winger could still follow on transfer deadline day.

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Can Marco Silva get Willian firing and boost Fulham's survival hopes?

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WHAT NEXT FOR WILLIAN? Willian could be in line to make his debut for Fulham against Tottenham on September 3. Fans of his previous two clubs will be hoping he can make a big impact against one of their bitter rivals.

Yo-yo club?

Will Fulham be able to stay up, or will we see them relegated again after just one season in the top flight?