Juan Mata vs Aston Villa | Player Performance Analysis

Juan Mata vs Aston Villa | Player Performance Analysis

After a convincing derby defeat in mid-week the pressure at Old Trafford was reaching boiling and spurred the infamous airplane banner protest during the first few minutes of the game. It meant Manchester United needed someone to step up and Juan Mata put in his best performance since his move in January. Moving to Manchester United to play in his favoured (and best) position behind the striker, Mata encountered the same problem with Rooney and Van Persie’s places in the …
Mourinho’s Matter with Mata: The Rapidly Discounted Importance of Juan

Mourinho’s Matter with Mata: The Rapidly Discounted Importance of Juan

“I’m sorry I couldn't make Juan a stronger player.”
Not the selection of words one would enjoy any manager choosing to use to describe you. It’s understandable, then, that Juan Mata got the hint that his future was no longer with Chelsea. So, on January 26th, Juan Mata made successful his escape from Chelsea and approved a £37.1m transfer deal to Manchester United. No longer would he be asked to patrol the outer reaches of the Chelsea right …
The Mourinho Philosophy | How Mata Is Adapting His Game To Suit It

The Mourinho Philosophy | How Mata Is Adapting His Game To Suit It

Juan Mata has been out of luck under Jose Mourinho and for a long time nobody understood why. The only Premier League game that he has started to date was against Aston Villa at home, and that appearance was limited to 65 minutes. Up until the victory over Fulham pundits and reporters offered, for the most part, uneducated guesses on why Mata wasn’t starting. Some suggestions were feasible, like the idea that Mourinho didn’t rate Mata. However other allegations, like …
Carmille's Chelsea Column: Where Did Mata Go? Plus Highs & Lows of the Week

Carmille's Chelsea Column: Where Did Mata Go? Plus Highs & Lows of the Week

This week’s column will discuss the role of Juan Mata in the current Chelsea squad and analyse his importance to the team, and look at the highs and lows endured by the Blues in the past week. Juan Mata has been without a doubt Chelsea’s most influential player since his arrival at Stamford Bridge in 2011. Mata’s first campaign (2011/2012) saw him earn the Chelsea Player of the Year award, contributing with six Premier League goals and 13 assists, the …
The Irreplaceable Juan Mata | Mourinho to Sell? | Mata Stats

The Irreplaceable Juan Mata | Mourinho to Sell? | Mata Stats

A way back for the winger? Creativity stats compared from 2010 to 2013

A way back for the winger? Creativity stats compared from 2010 to 2013

Santi Cazorla Vs Juan Mata | 2012-13 Stats

Santi Cazorla Vs Juan Mata | 2012-13 Stats

Juan Mata vs Gareth Bale Stats | Chelsea Vs Spurs Preview

Juan Mata vs Gareth Bale Stats | Chelsea Vs Spurs Preview

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