Willian got here on as a primary-part change in Chelsea’s 1-zero loss to identify opponents Manchester City.
The Brazilian got here on for striker Alvaro Morata after the summer season-signing injured his hamstring and may no longer proceed.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte introduced Willian on as an alternative of a extra like-for-like alternative in Michy Batshuayi.
Pearce believes that used to be as a result of Conte sought after to “wrestle” the ball again from City in midfield after the guests ruled the early levels of the sport.
However, Pearce says Willian didn’t give a contribution to the Chelsea purpose and were given worse as the sport went on.
“What they were hoping for was to dominate the game in midfield and wrestle some of the possession away from Manchester City,” the previous City supervisor mentioned on Sky Sports.
“As it came about, that didn’t occur.
“They didn’t have an out-ball up entrance.
“Willian, as the sport went on, were given worse and worse to be honest.
“It used to be one of the crucial worst video games I’ve ever observed him play.
“He didn’t give a contribution to the crew effort in dominating the ball in midfield.
“The truth they couldn’t strive against ownership clear of City didn’t alternate the get right of entry to of the sport in any method, form or shape.”