There’s a terrific interview with Willian in the Athletic this morning, conducted by Simon Johnson. The full profile covers a lot of ground and is worth reading in full of a detailed look at the Brazilian winger’s career and an insight into the man himself.

The elements of most interest to Fulham fans will be his relationship with Marco Silva, which seems strong:

“Before I signed, I had some conversations with the manager about everything — the positions I can play, the way the team is playing. He is a very good coach and also a nice guy. I can play everywhere, on the left flank, the right and as a No 10 as well. At Chelsea, I played more on the right but I don’t have a problem where I play.”

Willian’s ambitions for Fulham:

“One of my motivations is to help them become an established team in the Premier League. I’m a player who always wants to compete, fight for something. That’s why I also want Fulham to fight for something”.

Who Mitrovic reminds him of:

“Aleksandar is a very good player. He reminds me of Didier Drogba and Diego Costa. He is strong, he can hold the ball, can attack space and can score goals like them. We have an understanding already and are trying to build it even more. Every week and every game we play together, it will come.”