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Chelsea’s Willian confirms the death of his mother

The Blues winger has taken to social media to reveal that his mother lost her battle with cancer and his club have granted him compassionate leave

Willian has confirmed on Facebook that his mother has lost her battle with cancer after surgery and chemotherapy treatments failed to send the disease into remission.

The 28-year-old revealed that his mother, Dona Zeze, 57, was suffering from the illness back in September and that she was receiving treatment in his native Brazil.

He’s no longer expected to feature against Leicester on Saturday having been given compassionate leave by Chelsea, but he played and scored in Brazil’s 2-0 win over Venezuela on Sunday.

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The 28-year-old revealed that his mother, Dona Zeze, 57, was suffering from the illness back in September and that she was receiving treatment in his native Brazil.

He’s no longer expected to feature against Leicester on Saturday having been given compassionate leave by Chelsea, but he played and scored in Brazil’s 2-0 win over Venezuela on Sunday.

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