St. Mary's Stadium

Next Game

So'ton v Chelsea

Sunday, 28 December 2014, 14:05

Barclays Prem

Stamford Bridge

Last Game

Chelsea 2 - 0 West Ham

Friday, 26 December 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Willian: I'll grow even more

Brazilian winger Willian hopes to secure a permanent place in the Chelsea starting line-up after helping the club progress to the Capital One Cup quarter-finals.

Last Updated: 31/10/13 at 19:08 Post Comment

Willian: Looking to become a regular in the Chelsea starting XI

Willian: Looking to become a regular in the Chelsea starting XI

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 25-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala on a five-year deal during the summer transfer window and is starting to make his mark in Jose Mourinho's side.

Willian played the full 90 minutes of Chelsea's 2-0 victory over Arsenal in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup and admits he was delighted to be a part of the team's progress.

Cesar Azpilicueta and Juan Mata struck in each half as the Blues reached the last eight but Willian believes the win was all the more valuable considering Arsenal's prolific start to the season.

"Playing a derby as important as that one was a different feeling," he told French football site Lancenet.

"I am very happy to have achieved that beautiful win and to have advanced to the next round.

Improving

"Arsenal's team have a lot of quality, which is why they top the league, beating them at this moment makes our victory even more commendable."

Late summer-signing Willian has made three appearances in the Premier League to date, scoring on debut against Norwich, and hopes to stake a claim for a permanent starting position.

"I am happy with myself, as I think I am improving every match," he added. "I ran a lot, I managed to create some good plays and help the team.

"I'm feeling physically better and slowly becoming more confident.

"I am sure I'll grow even more, improve with every game. What is important is that I am happy and that I am earning my place."

Willian could feature on Saturday as Chelsea travel north to face Newcastle at St James' Park in the Premier League's lunch-time kick-off.

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester City respond to Chelsea's victory by winning at West Brom

Manchester City won 3-1 at West Brom to reduce the gap on Chelsea at the top of the Premier League back to three points.

Premier League: Brendan Rodgers hails Liverpool resilience after clean sheet at Burnley

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with how his side held off Burnley's pressure to win 1-0.

Premier League: Swansea City beat Aston Villa 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium

Gylfi Sigurdsson's sumptuous free-kick helped Swansea City to a 1-0 victory against Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property