On this day: 'Chelsea is a better club than Tottenham' says £32m star

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On the 11th September 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

Let's cast our eyes back to this exact day, the 11th September 2014, but a year earlier.

What were the main tales from that day? What big events were happening in Premier League football?

Here are some of the big scoops from the 11th September 2013…

Willian on Spurs

Chelsea attacker Willian was discussing his move to Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala again a year ago today. The Brazilian had agreed a move to Tottenham last summer, even undergoing a medical with the club ahead of a £32 million move to White Hart Lane.

However he had his head turned at the last minute by interest from Chelsea, and he announced while he did not sign for Tottenham - with statements that worked up Spurs fans even more:

“I always wanted to go to Chelsea. Chelsea presented an offer and it was always my dream to go there. Chelsea is a better club than Tottenham in every aspect. I have spoken with my fellow Brazilians at the club, especially David Luiz. I am also happy to play for Jose Mourinho. That was definitive in my decision.”

Willian went on to become a vital cog of the Chelsea machine last season. He is now set for another big season at Chelsea.

Shelvey on move

Jonjo Shelvey was speaking about his move to Swansea City from Liverpool. The talented midfielder had left Anfield in a £5 million move last summer, and said first-team football was pivotal to his decision to move on:

"Brendan told me I could stay there and see what happened. It really was my choice. I wasn’t pushed. But I wanted to play football. I would hate to be one of those sitting on my money. It is in my character, the way I was brought up. Even Brendan said, “You’re not one of these squad players happy to stand around”.’

He had a great season at the club last term and will hope for another good term at the Liberty Stadium.

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