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I am happy at Chelsea - Mata

ESPN staff
October 30, 2013
Juan Mata was on the scoresheet in the win over Arsenal © Getty Images

Juan Mata insists he is happy at Chelsea despite losing his place in the starting line-up under manager Jose Mourinho.

The Spaniard has been a key player for the West London outfit over the past two seasons, and was named the club's Player of the Year during both campaigns.

However, under Mourinho the playmaker has struggled to get into the first team, and there has been speculation that he will leave the club. Mata started and struck a fine goal in Chelsea's 2-0 win over Arsenal on Tuesday in the Capital One League Cup clash at The Emirates.

But Mata has refuted the exit claims and says he will continue to remain focused at Chelsea.

"I am happy at Chelsea. 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," Mata told talkSPORT.

"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."

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