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Willian: Chelsea improvement is all down to Sarri

Chelsea winger Willian has said the Blues improvement this season is all down to new manager Maurizio Sarri.

Having won the title in 2017, Chelsea slid all the way out of the top four, finishing 30 points behind Champions Manchester City last season as Antonio Conte became the latest manager to lose the Stamford Bridge dressing room.

The Italian was replaced by his fellow countryman Maurizio Sarri this summer, who has so far guided the Blues on an unbeaten start to the Premier League season, leaving them just two points behind City and Liverpool in the title race.

Speaking about the clubs start to the season, Willian has said that the manager’s ‘Sarri-ball’ philosophy is allowing them to show their attacking quality.

“It’s been a very good start, we’ve played good football and it’s all credit to Sarri,” Willian told Sky Sports.

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“The way he works, it is all about playing good football and he has given us more opportunities to show our quality more.”

The Brazilian also hailed the fighting spirit he and his teammates showed to grab a 96th-minute equaliser against Manchester United last weekend, insisting it means they should fear nobody in the league.

“We know how important it is to play big games and to score in the last minute (against Manchester United) was amazing,” he added.

“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.”

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