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Willian arrival highlights Chelsea's midfield problem

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Chelsea have one of the best teams in the Barclays Premier League, and will for many years to come.

Their midfielders are arguably the most talented in the league, unfortunately the midfield department at Chelsea is over-populated with 12 midfielders at the club, including Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Frank Lampard.

They also have three midfielders currently out on loan, and now after only recently completing the £25 million acquisition of Willian, they have been linked with yet another midfielder, Christian Atsu of Porto.

This just begs the question; will any midfielders be leaving, given that the World Cup is just around the corner?

Perhaps the player most linked with a move away is Juan Mata - a versatile, creative and incredibly talented player. These rumours have been blown out of the water by Jose Mourinho on several occasions but the rumours do in fact have a solid basis for thought on the matter.

Despite Mata being Chelsea's Player of the Year for the last two seasons, he has been used, for the most part, as a back-up impact player, most recently seen when he was an unused sub in the 0-0 draw vs Manchester United.

With Mata being so effective for Chelsea over the last two seasons, do you think that he must feel hard done by to have been apparently cast aside by Mourinho?

And with Arsene Wenger saying that he likes the midfielder and that he has heard that he may be available, it just further intensifies whether or not Mata will still be a Chelsea player come September 3.

Although no Chelsea midfielders have came out in public and voiced their worries about their position at the club, with the new arrivals and intense competition for places, it would a great surprise to many if none of them are on their way out of the club - whether it is on a loan or a permanent transfer.

If not in this transfer window, you could see some high-profile players leaving Chelsea in the not too distant future.

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