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Frank Lampard says he loved coaching £32m player that Chelsea sold last year

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Frank Lampard revealed that Willian was a pleasure to work with whilst the two were still under the Stamford Bridge umbrella.

During a very honest interview with Gary Neville on The Overlap, Lampard highlighted the Brazilian as one of the players he most appreciated coaching.

England’s iconic midfielder managed Willian for 16 months before he crossed the controversial capital city divide to join Arsenal last August.

He moved to the Emirates on a three-year agreement with a bumper pay rise, following the expiration of his Chelsea contract.

The Blues did want to keep hold of their frizzy-haired flying forward, but were not prepared to match the treasure chest their London rivals were offering.

In hindsight, the 33-year-old may have wished he took up the offer from his former employers.

After just one, miserable season at Arsenal, Willian left the club by mutual consent, with two years remaining on the lucrative deal he signed up for.

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