Juliano Belletti admits settling at Chelsea has been more difficult than he expected.
The former Barcelona fullback told Chelsea's website: "It's not easy coming to a new country you don't understand, so Hilario, Paulo [Ferreira] and Ricardo [Carvalho] are helping a lot. It's not easy.
"When I came to Chelsea I thought it would be easier, but it is difficult, though the players help me every day, so I feel more comfortable.'
When it is mentioned that Alex had partly attributed his speedy adaptation to English life to his fellow Brazilian, Belletti, who speaks stronger English than his compatriot, appears a little shy.
"We help each other!' he says. 'Alex has it more difficult because his family has been in Brazil, this is very difficult, but it's life."