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More Mata Interest

Rumours are rife in the Sunday press that Juan Mata could be leaving for pastures new come January.

The Chelsea midfielder maestro is keen to ensure that he makes the Spanish World Cup squad for the 2014 tournament, in Brazil.

Mata knows that his place is in danger if he cannot get regular first team football and if, like last night, he`s stuck on the bench.

Already, with a possible loan spell in the offing, two sides have, reportedly, stepped forward to enquire about his services with Juventus and Atletico Madrid both keen on giving the 25 year-old gifted Spaniard a platform to showcase his skills.

Worrying times for all Mata`s Chelsea fans I`d suggest.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Sunday November 24 2013
Time: 2:26PM


I think the best thing for him is to hand in a transfer request, this is a very bad treatment which I believe is more than football reasons. Unfortunately to someone that sacrificed a lot for us. Mata is not that bad to always sit on the bench without playing time. I must confess, this is one of the reasons I never wanted Jose near chelsea. Next luiz will ask for transfer, by the time you know it all our exciting players would all be gone.
24/11/2013 14:44:00
Mata to stay!!
24/11/2013 14:45:00
Mata to stay!!
24/11/2013 14:46:00
sometimes its a curse to have wealth of options. Oscar is doing great. Mata is my favorite chelsea player.
Blue Krusaders
24/11/2013 14:51:00
I have to agree with Killerpass, Mata is class pure and simple and must play most games as 1st team player. He is a lot more creative than Oscar (my opinion) who is also class. Him not tracking back is an excuse at best. He has been our player of the year for past 2 seasons. No way to treat such a great player like that. Lamps is getting to much game time if you ask me
24/11/2013 14:55:00
Killerpass and Taimur: You want to drop Oscar and play Mata? (Him not tracking back is an excuse at best) -> Did you see Oscar's performance yesterday? The way he won possession … His all around game was Top Notch.
24/11/2013 15:17:00
Well situation doesn't look good for Mata or for that matter Luiz.
24/11/2013 15:18:00
Mata and luiz may hand in transfer request come January if they continued been named on the bench i think Jose should start rotating those players
24/11/2013 15:53:00
This argument/excuse that Mata shouldn't play because he doesn't defend well or because Oscar defends better is just pure lame... I was watching ChelseaTV yesterday and Jason and some callers expressed the same concern that we need to find a way to make Mata be part of the team.... Agreed, he may not be playing every game but sitting on the bench repeatedly and continuously is not good... I just can't accept that playing Mata is enough reason to make us lose the match yesterday... If Mata can't be involved in a game against a relegation bound Westham team then what's left?
24/11/2013 15:55:00
Stamford how many chances has Oscar been given especially considering the fact he hasn't looked to good in the last few games and how many has Mata???
Pavel Permiachkin
24/11/2013 16:11:00
We can argue about mata starting ahead oscar all day,all wouldn't change anything..Mou has said before that he wants to build with Oscar as his no 10...and if mata can't accept it that way or force himself back into the 1st 11,then when a big money offer comes I will advice he leaves and we strengthen other areas of the squad besides Ozil left madrid when he had to compete with isco and madrid got part of the money they spent on bale from ozil's sale and yet madrid's still doing well and ozil is doing well....all I'm saying is whatever decision the club takes in relation to mata,I want to hope its for the best for CFC and mata
24/11/2013 16:16:00
lets hope mata plays against basel . And we know mata is sure to start in coc. then see if the situation changes. lets hope it improves for our juan and only mata!
Blue Krusaders
24/11/2013 16:22:00
Good to see Piazon and Kakuta getting goals for Vitesse...
24/11/2013 16:54:00
Mata I like him very much but when you look at oscar its just too hard to drop him. His type of player fits into most tactics. I can only beg mata to make it harder for the coach. As for luiz I won't forgive him and will believe he was only too stubborn to try harder if he can't find his way back into the first team.
24/11/2013 17:11:00
One thing's for sure Mata & Luiz won't hand in an official transfer request. It costs the player too much money. Mata is a good player and obviously a regular in the Spain squad but Oscar is the No. "10" for Brazil, the favorites to win the World Cup, and has the potential to be one of the best players in the world over the next 5 years. If Chelsea really need to strengthen DM & CF then they should cash in on Mata & Luiz to free up money and squad space. They should definitely sign Suarez. I really don't know why we wasted time trying to get Rooney, which in retrospect never looked on, whereas Liverpool's American owners would definitely have sold Suarez for the right money i.e. £50+ Million. Luiz is different to Mata because he is one of the best defenders in the world but is just too lazy and plays like he can't be bothered in regular league games - in big Cup Finals etc he is great but to win the league you need to focus and perform at a top level nearly every week and Luiz just doesn't seem to be able to focus. It must drive Jose mad because he knows how good Luiz can be.
24/11/2013 17:22:00
SUFFERING OF THE COCKERELS Off topic I know but I've just spent a happy 1/2 hour on the Spurs site reading their responses to the hiding City gave them. I know some of you have already been on there & FrLamp in particular put up a good post. So if you've not already, have a read, great entertainment.
24/11/2013 17:48:00
@cobhamBlue, we are almost on the same page with your comment mate. On luiz tho I really don't think its him being lazy, I think its more about being stubborn and nonchalant to do what the coach wants. He can be focussed and he can be restrained if he wants, which was an epitome of his display in the Confed. If he can be focus and disciplined for Brazil then why not for chelsea?? Does he pride one over the other?? There are questions to be asked mate.
24/11/2013 18:04:00
Never thought I will say this about a manager, but thank God Frank Lampard and co sacked AVB. Totally would have destroyed us that season and could have ended up buying a bunch of scabies for his "project".
24/11/2013 18:06:00
If indeed Oscar is Chelsea's number 10 going forward, I really can't see Mata staying back at Chelsea with the plethora of attacking players Chelsea have on the flanks - Willian, Schurrle, and KDB (if he stays). Mata is way too talented to be wasted on Chelsea's bench.
24/11/2013 18:18:00
My advice to Mata is, go where your talent will be appreciated. Cos you don't deserve the kind of treatment you are receiving.
chelsea in abuja
24/11/2013 19:23:00
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