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The 25-year-old playmaker has featured sparingly for the west London outfit, but says he he loves playing for the club and will continue to give his all for the Blues

Juan Mata insists he remains happy at Chelsea, despite falling down the pecking order following Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge.

The Spain international has been encouraged to adapt to the Blues' new style by his Portuguese boss, starting just four of the west Londoners' nine Premier League fixtures – and is yet to complete 90 minutes.

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But Mata, who scored a stunning goal in Tuesday's 2-0 Capital One Cup win over Arsenal, says he is not fazed by the lack of game time, acknowledging the need to rotate the squad, and is still enjoying his time at the club.

“I am happy at Chelsea," he told TalkSPORT. "I have always felt the support of the fans - in every game, on the street - I have felt the love from them. I try to play for them, score for them and make them happy. We have great support.

“I want to play as much as I can, but if you want to win titles you need 24-25 players ready to play. Anyone can play any game.

“I always train my best and try to do my job the best I can. I have to be ready to play at my best at any time and that’s what I do.”

Chelsea recorded back-to-back wins over Manchester City and Premier League leaders Arsenal, and Mata believes the victories prove their title credentials.

“It was a very important week for us, “ he added. “Beating Manchester City and Arsenal proves we are ready to play any team and maybe beat them.  But it’s too early to talk about titles.”


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