Chelsea's £16m signing reveals why he joined Blues

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Chelsea's Filipe Luis says that he came to Stamford Bridge to win the Premier League.

Chelsea's Filipe Luis says that he came to Stamford Bridge to be a champion.

The left-back completed a summer move from Atletico Madrid in a deal worth around £16 million and he says that he was convinced to join the London club as he wanted to win the Premier League title.

"When I came here, I spoke with Mourinho and I knew I’d come to Chelsea to be a champion," he said to the Express.

Luis was identified as the man to fill the void the club had a left-back, but so far he has been kept out of the team.

The energetic defender is yet to make his first Premier League start because of the form of Cesar Azpilicueta, but he has revealed that he is happy to bide his time. 

"It’s brilliant to be at this club, it’s a great feeling. Every time I play and train, I feel I’m at a big club," he said.

“The team are doing a great job. We won the first four League games and drew the fifth one. I have nothing to complain about."

"I have to wait for my chance and when it comes I must make sure I don’t go out of the first 11."

How long this will remain as Luis' attitude if he continues to have to watch from the sidelines remains to be seen, but it is an admirable stance for the new man to take.

Luis has had to watch on as Chelsea have established themselves as the favourites to top the Premier League this season with some fine displays.

The Blues have been the most impressive side in England so far and there appears to be very few weaknesses in their squad.

As such, it has been difficult for Mourinho to displace any of his staters to accommodate the former Atletico Madrid man, but there is an expectation he will come into the team soon.

Luis was one of the best defenders in the whole of Europe last season, as he helped Atleti claim the La Liga title, and there is only so long a player of his quality can be kept out.

When he does make the breakthrough, the hope will be that the team is still putting in performances of the quality they have so far this season and that may mean that Luis' does get his wish to be a champion come May. 

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