Found September 19, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Is absence of Mata the only problem of Chelsea? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comA lot has been said and written about Juan Mata and the cold treatment he has been receiving from his manager, Jose Mourinho. The Spaniard, who was arguably the best player for Chelsea last season, has been limited to a bit part role by the Portuguese so far, a decision that has not only left the media speculating about the player’s future, critics pondering what-went-wrong but have prompted the loyal fans to question the decision too. Chelsea were left humiliated by FC Basel, after the visitors earned a 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League group stage opener. Mata, who started against Everton, was dropped to the bench and naturally after the defeat the inevitable question has been ringing round. It seems Juan Mata is the root cause of all problems as if Chelsea are losing games, just because he has not been picked. For that matter, Mata has himself admitted that he struggled with...
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