De Bruyne denies rift with Mourinho at Chelsea

The Belgium international insists he has not heard negative comments his manager but admits he found the arrival of Willian "difficult"
Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has denied falling out with Jose Mourinho.

After impressing against Hull City on the opening day of the season, the Belgium international has made just three appearances for Chelsea and was criticised by Mourinho for his performance against Swindon in the Capital One Cup in September.

When asked whether he is panicking over his omission from the first team, De Bruyne told Sport Wereld: "Of course not. I really don't worry. You [the media] make it more of a problem than I do.

"Mourinho is the boss, he chooses who plays. We do not talk about it really, no. He tells me when I do something bad, but frankly I haven't heard many negative comments."

De Bruyne admits he found the summer signing of Willian "difficult" to contend with as it increased competition for a regular first-team place but insists he is not considering leaving Stamford Bridge in Janaury.

"I chose to stay and I have no regrets," De Bruyne continued

"Still, Willian then came in at the last minute, which was a bit difficult, but I continue to fight hard. My chance will come.

"I'm really not concerned about finding a solution in January. That we will have to see."