Posted October 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Juan Mata
Snubbed by Spain for recent internationals, Juan Mata has reacted by producing arguably the best form of his career and Shakhtar Donetsk is up next for the Chelsea playmaker in the Champions League on Tuesday. Mata has scored six goals and a string of assists in his last five games for Chelsea, showing he is fully refreshed after being rested at the start of the season following appearances at the European Championship and Olympics. He's still being overlooked by world champion Spain but Shakhtar will know Mata's the danger man in the Group E match. Both teams have four points - two ahead of Juventus, which is expecting consecutive wins from its upcoming matches against Danish club FC Nordsjaelland.

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