Chelsea winger Willian is aware of the importance of keeping the leadership as ‘teams are trying even harder to beat us’.
“In the Premier League you never know what can happen in the future – the Brazilian star said – In one month, in two games even. Everything can change and that’s why we have to stay at the same level we have been”.
“Teams are trying even harder to beat us, which is why now especially, we are in a moment where we have to prepare ourselves for that”.
Chelsea are set to face Premier League champions Leicester at King Power Stadium on matchday 21
“The sides coming against us want to stop us and maybe they will play like West Brom did, with eight players behind the ball, staying back and wanting to play on the counter attack”.
“We have to stay focussed because it’s difficult to beat those teams sometimes. In those kind of games when you have one, two or three chances, you have to score when those chances come.”
“The team is playing well and I was prepared to wait for my opportunity. I had to continue to work hard every day and when I came into the team I had to bring something different.
Willian did not play every Premier League game this season so far also due to the great performances showed by his teammate Pedro, who cover the same position on the pitch.
“The players that start on the bench have to be concentrated from the start of the game because when we come on, we have to make a difference.”