Chelsea winger Willian says that the club’s impressive start to the Premier League season under new manager Maurizio Sarri is a sign that they have no one to fear this season.
Chelsea travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Sunday with as one of the division’s three unbeaten sides at this point
A late Ross Barkley leveller against Manchester United last time out ensured that record remained intact and Willian believes that goal proves that Sarri’s men have what it takes to compete for the Premier League title this season.
“We know how important it is to play big games and to score in the last minute (against Manchester United) was amazing,” he told ‘Soccer Saturday’ in an exclusive interview.
“We have no one to fear in the Premier League this season, we have a team who will fight until the end and I am sure we are going to do that.
“It’s been a very good start, we’ve played good football and it’s all credit to Sarri.
“The way he works, it is all about playing good football and he has given us more opportunities to show our quality more.”
It had looked like the Brazilian was destined to leave the capital in the summer amid serious interest from Spanish champions Barcelona and the player unsettled by a difficult relationship with former boss Antonio Conte. However, the arrival of Sarri has brought a new-found unity to the Chelsea dressing room, according to the 30-year-old.
“I am not here to criticise other managers or how they worked because every manager has a different philosophy,” he explained.
“Now everyone can see Chelsea is a good team; he [Sarri] is a very positive guy – very intelligent, a very good manager who talks all the time with us.
“Sometimes he has a lot of fun and jokes sometimes which is good to keep the atmosphere high.”