By Adebayo Williams
Chelsea winger Willian has confirmed the death of his mother on Facebook. The 28-year-old said chemotherapy treatments had failed to control the disease. He had first announced his mother’s struggles in September and said she had been receiving treatment in his native Brazil. He has returned home to London and is in contention to face Leicester City on Saturday after playing and scoring in Brazil’s 2-0 win over Venezuela on Sunday.
The player has posted a poem to his social media accounts to commemorate his mother.