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New Chelsea signing Filipe Luís confident he will fit in perfectly at Stamford Bridge

The Brazilian will face Theo Walcott again next season
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Filipe Luís believes he will fit in perfectly at Chelsea because the playing style is similar to what he become accustom to at Atlético Madrid.

The left-back completed his switch to Stamford Bridge over the weekend and has been speaking to the official Chelsea website.

He explained how he is looking forward to slotting into the already excellent defensive Chelsea side.

Filipe Luís said: “We also had the best defensive record at Atlético and that’s one of the reasons why I believe this team is perfect for me.

“The first thing this team thinks about is defending and, for a defender, that makes your job easier.

“If you defend well it allows you to attack with strength, maybe on the counter attack but also playing with lots of possession. The most important thing is to not concede.”

Filipe Luís has given a clear indication into Chelsea’s philosophy and also discussed how tough it will be to replace the departing Ashley Cole.

The Brazilian added: “I know Ashley Cole was here, he set a high level and I know it’s going to be very hard to replace him, but I will do my best to keep the level high.

“Last season the team were great defensively and hopefully this time we can do even better.”


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