The Brazilian faces star-studded competition for a spot in Jose Mourinho’s lineup.
Chelsea new-boy Willian insists he is ready to fight for a starting berth following his move from Anzhi Makhachkala.
The Blues completed a deal – thought to be worth £32 million – to sign the Brazil international from Anzhi towards the end of the transfer window to add to the glittering array of attacking talent already on board at Stamford Bridge.
Willian’s arrival will significantly strengthen Jose Mourinho’s attacking armoury, that already includes Eden Hazard, Oscar, Juan Mata, Andre Schurrle and Kevin De Bruyne, and the 25-year-old knows he faces stiff competition for a spot in the Special One’s starting lineup.
“I know that I haven’t secured my spot here,” Sporting Life report him as telling ‘Globo Esporte’.
“I’ll do my best to achieve that place, while respecting the other players. I’ll train, play and do my best to get the trust of the manager and of the fans.”
Willian attracted interest from Liverpool during the summer and came close to joining Tottenham before Chelsea, even undergoing a medical at White Hart Lane, before opting to sign a five-year contract in west London.
The Brazilian is also hoping the added exposure of playing in the Premier League will boost his chances of making the Selecao squad for next year’s World Cup.