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Chelsea midfielder Ramires happier in England - on and off pitch

Chelsea midfielder Ramires says he's now adjusting to life in England - on and off the pitch.

The Brazil international signed for Chelsea in the summer from Benfica.

He told "With the language, I am still taking lessons to try and improve my English because obviously I want to be more chatty with the rest of the people here and want people to know more about me, so obviously it is hard sometimes.

"You don't always understand what you are being told and it is hard for me to express myself, but I am enjoying the lessons and my English is getting better all the time.

"As for life in London, I am settling, I have my family here with me and I am happy, so things are going well and I look forward to fulfilling my contract with Chelsea."

How does the former Cruzeiro man feel he is doing on the pitch, where he has earned praise for his high-energy displays, but criticism for surrendering possession once he has gained it.

"I feel good, I feel better all the time and I think I am more adapted than I was before, and starting to show the football I played at my previous clubs," he explains. "I am working harder and harder to show that I am more at home in England."

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