Willian eventually chose to remain with the Blues after Conte was replaced by compatriot Maurizio Sarri in July. Sarri said, "I disagree that he can only play as one of three central defenders. He's passionate and we work every day on the details so I think he's going to bring a lot of good things to Chelsea and the Premier League".
The Blues got off to the ideal start in the Premier League over the weekend, beating Huddersfield 3-0 - and Willian has admitted his delight at their new attacking style of play.
The Brazilian, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona repeatedly this summer, seemed to commit himself to a future in West London.
Willian remains at Chelsea; Antonio Conte does not.
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"This is what we do in Brazil and are trying to do here, playing with skill and movement and the manager told us to do that". I think we played very well.
The Brazilian said there was "no chance' he would still be at Stamford Bridge if the Italian gaffer was not sacked".
"We have a lot of players with quality up front, players like Eden [Hazard] and Pedro. Such players want to play football like that, do they not?"
"That's why he [Sarri] talked about "fun" football (on arriving at Chelsea)".
Willian feels Chelsea have a much better chance of beating Arsenal, who they face on Saturday.
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"We have a great game to play against Arsenal and we want to win again", he added. "This is what we will try to do this season".
Next up is a London derby against Arsenal - a side Chelsea haven't beaten in their last six outings against.
Had things played out differently this summer, there's a good chance this would've been the other way round.
Arsenal proved hard opponents in Conte's two seasons as head coach, with Chelsea winning just one of eight matches against them in all competitions.
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