Chelsea boss Villas-Boas: Meireles great piece of business
He said: "Raul was an extremely good idea and a very good player.
"You see what type of player he was last year when he won the PFA fans player of the year.
"He can arrive at the correct time to score and assist.
"Raul is like Lamps, Ramires, Oriel Romeu, Mikel and Josh (McEachran) - always available for a pass and he fits our philosophy."
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