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Mata wants to become Chelsea legend like Lampard

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Mata would love to emulate Lampard. (©GettyImages)
Mata would love to emulate Lampard. (©GettyImages).

Juan Mata has outlined his ambition to become a legendary Chelsea player, held in the same regard as club stalwarts Frank Lampard and John Terry.

The Spain international has established himself as one of Chelsea's most important players since his move to Stamford Bridge from Valencia last year; winning the FA Cup and Champions League during his first season with the club.

Mata has quickly built on the successes of last term during the new campaign, with the 24-year-old playing a prominent role in Chelsea's unbeaten start in the Premier League so far.

The midfielder has now set his sight on achieving even more with Chelsea, and reaching the ultimate goal of etching his name into the annals of Blues history for all eternity - just like two of his current teammates.

"The young players like me want to be as good as John [Terry] and Frank [Lampard], be remembered in Chelsea’s history," Mata said, as reported by The Sun.

"This is my second year at Chelsea. I really enjoyed my first. It was the best in the club’s history. But I think the best is still to come."

Terry has been with Chelsea since he was a teenager and has amassed 546 appearances during his time with the club, while Lampard is third in the Blues' goalscoring record books.

Mata, meanwhile, has found the net on 18 occasions in 64 games for Chelsea since his £24 million move to the London.

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