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'We fear no one' - Willian's message to Premier League title rivals

15:17 SAST 2018/10/27
Willian Chelsea
The Blues resurgence and impressive playing style is all thanks to new boss Maurizio Sarri, according to the Brazil international

Willian says new manager Maurizio Sarri deserves all the plaudits for transforming Chelsea into a team that fears no Premier League opponent.

The Blues are unbeaten under the former Napoli boss with Sunday's visit to Burnley a chance to keep the pressure on title contenders Manchester City and Liverpool.

Last weekend's dramatic late draw with Manchester United was the seventh time in nine league matches their possession-heavy playing style has yielded at least two goals.

The club's swagger appears to have returned after being lost at times under Antonio Conte and Willian, who has appeared in each top-flight fixture, believes Sarri deserves the kudos.

"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," the 30-year-old told Sky Sports .

"It's been a very good start, we've played good football and it's all credit to Sarri.

"The way he works, it's all about playing good football and he has given us more opportunities to show our quality more.

"Now everyone can see Chelsea is a good team. He 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."

Chelsea take winning form into the trip to Turf Moor after easing to a 3-1 victory over BATE in the Europa League on Thursday.