Willian to miss Leicester game following mother’s death

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Willian is expected to miss Chelsea’s Premier League clash with champions Leicester on Saturday on compassionate leave following the death of his mother.

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The Brazil playmaker wrote a poem in his native Portuguese in tribute to his mother on Instagram on Thursday after her death, reportedly of cancer.

Chelsea sent their condolences to the 28-year-old and his family.

Chelsea said on their website:

‘All of us at Chelsea Football Club are sending our love and deepest condolences to Willian and his family after the passing of his mother.’

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‘We are thinking of you Willian.’

Willian scored in Brazil’s 2-0 win in Venezuela on Tuesday night.

The Blues have won one of their last four Premier League matches – a 2-0 win at Hull prior to the international break – but beat Leicester in the EFL Cup last month.

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