Willian determined to put past woes behind him

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Willian is determined to put his troubles under ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte behind him.

The Brazilian cut a frustrated figure prior to Conte being sacked.

He was linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge and recently admitted he would probably have gone had Conte stayed.

But Willian is enjoying life under new head coach Maurizio Sarri and was reluctant to talk about the past when questioned at a media conference ahead of the Europa League game against PAOK.

“I don’t want to talk about the past,” Willian said.

“At the moment I’m happy, with a new manager, with a new profile of football. We have a great team atmosphere, we have great players. We can do everything this season to win titles.

“I am very proud to stay and be a Chelsea player. It’s an honour to play for this club. I am very happy at Chelsea.

“Everyone knows what happened in the last window, but my mind was always at Chelsea.”

Chelsea were Europa League winners in 2013 and begin this campaign in the tournament among the favourites.

“The way we play we can try to win titles. We want to start well and win this competition as well, so we go for it,” Willian said.