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Willian relishing fight for starting spot

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New Chelsea signing Willian knows he faces a tough task to nail down a first-team spot at his new club, according to SkySports.com. 

The Brazilian forward moved to Chelsea from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala for a fee reported to be £25.5million at the end of August.

He was initially believed to be headed for Tottenham but eventually signed a five-year contract for the Blues. 

The 25-year-old will face tough competition in his position from the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar, Juan Mata, Ramires and Andre Schurrle.

And the former Shakhtar Donetsk player is aware that he will not walk into the starting line-up.

"I know that I haven't secured my spot here," he said.

"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 was at Anzhi for only eight months, making fifteen appearances for them after moving from Shakhtar.

He now hopes his move to England will give him a chance to vie for a place in the national side ahead of the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.

"There is no doubt English football is very big, with huge visibility," he said.

"I hope that helps me to be called up for the national team - but of course that depends on me.

"I'll have to play and prove I deserve that spot.

"I first have to become a regular starter [at Chelsea], then play well and be called up [by Brazil]. This is my goal."

 

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