£32m Chelsea star on 'completely different' experiences in title race

Willian

Willian has been speaking about the difference between a title race in England and Ukraine.

Chelsea face off against bottom side Sunderland this evening in a game which could see them return to the Premier League summit.

Jose Mourinho’s men now have destiny in their own hands - win all their remaining games and become Premier League champions - the only problem is the same applies for Liverpool.

It was trophies that the new signings at the club decided to make the switch to Stamford Bridge for - however much you think money may influence a decision - and one such player has been speaking about the title run-in to the official Chelsea website this weekend.

Willian Borges da Silva cost a ridiculous amount of money from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala but has gone on to play a pivotal role in the team’s season.

Mourinho loves the hard working attacking midfielder - who has impressed many since he declined a move to Spurs to become a Blue.

Of course this is not the first time he has been in a title fight.

Willian won four Premier League titles during his time in Ukraine and despite the gulf in class between the respective leagues he feels that his time in the East, fighting for titles, provides great experience for the challenge ahead:

“Those were excellent experiences for me. Even though I must say the two leagues are completely different. Here the league is stronger and more competitive compared with the one in Ukraine. There are more teams coming up to the finish line trying to win the title and I'm enjoying that. I just hope that when it comes to the end of the season Chelsea are on top.”

After the game v Sunderland Willian and co move on to Europe. The Brazilian won the last ever UEFA Cup back in 2009 with Shakhtar and now he is hoping to add a Champions League medal to his trophy cabinet - but not until after they play the Black Cats:

“We just focus ourselves on the game ahead, and the game ahead is Sunderland tomorrow. Only after that game is over can we start thinking about the Champions League game against Atletico.”

He is a popular player, and with good reason, and nobody works harder for the results he is dreaming if.

And knowing Mourinho - he might just get to win both.

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