The attacker, whose goal against Manchester United on Sunday put the Blues into third place, tells his team-mates that they must contain the Welsh winger at Stamford BridgeChelsea attacker Juan Mata has warned his team-mates that they must stop Gareth Bale on Wednesday if they are to beat Tottenham in the race for fourth.
The London clubs come face-to-face at Stamford Bridge with Spurs knowing that a win would put them level on points with their hosts, though the Blues' goal difference is significantly better.
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"We are aware that there's still a job to do," the Chelsea star wrote on his blog, grada360.com. "This coming Wednesday against Tottenham [it will be] another final. It will be nice to meet Andre [Villas-Boas] at Stamford Bridge.
"Obviously, it's a vital game for both teams and we will have to watch one of the best players in the world: Gareth Bale.
"He is in an amazing shape and proves to be a decisive player for Spurs almost every week. I take this opportunity to congratulate him for all his recent awards.
"So it's going to be tough but, with the support of the Bridge, I think we can make it and seal our place in next season's Champions League."