Jose Mourinho: Willian will need time to adjust at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho believes Willian will need some time to adjust to the rigours of the Premier League after joining Chelsea

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Willian has two Brazil caps to his name Photo: Soccer.ru/Wikimedia

Jose Mourinho believes Willian will need some time to adjust to the rigours of the Premier League after joining Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala this summer.

The 25-year-old Brazil international signed a five-year deal with the Blues last week after being granted a work permit in a deal believed to be worth around £30m.

And Mourinho feels that the playmaker, who came close to joining Tottenham before opting to move to Stamford Bridge, will need to get some game-time under his belt before he is able to find his top form with his new club.

“Willian is a creative player and for his qualities, I think he needs a bit of time to express himself,” Mourinho told Chelsea TV.

“He is a kid that wanted very much to play for Chelsea and he was too many years in Ukraine and in Russia and now he has his first chance to be in a big championship.”

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