Chelsea new-boy Willian: I will fight for first-team football

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Chelsea new signing Willian says he is living the dream in London - but admits that he faces a tough task in making it into the Blues starting XI.

The Brazilian joined Chelsea in a deal believed to be worth around £32 million during the summer transfer window, snubbing a move to Tottenham at the last moment in the process.

"London is a lovely city, a glamorous and beautiful city, it's incredible and offers a lot of options, touristic options," said the former Anzhi Makhachkala star.

"It's a city that I like very much.

"As for Chelsea, it's a big club, a sensational club. Chelsea have win many titles in the past few years, the Champions League and the Europa League.

"It has great players, with an impressive history, and of course, it has Mourinho. For sure, it is a club I am happy to play for. It's a dream come true.

His arrival at Stamford Bridge was greeted with scepticism because of the abundance of players Chelsea possess who can operate in similar positions to the Brazilian, and he concedes that it will difficult to earn a regular starting spot.

"Chelsea have a lot of great players. I'm competing with so many good players. Everyone wants to guarantee their place in the side and we should fight with respect.

"I will respect all the players, but I will fight for my space. This is also important because I would like to have a place in the national squad to play at the World Cup."

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