This cannot continue. The Spaniard will surely not settle for a place on the Chelsea bench for much longer - both because he's a world-class player and because a World Cup is looming next summer.
Jose Mourinho doesn't fancy him, he was an unused substitute again against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night.
With Andre Schurrle, Eden Hazard, Willian, Kevin de Bruyne, Oscar and Ramires among others, Chelsea don't *need* Mata.
But most clubs *want* a player of his calibre, and Paris St Germain are reportedly interested should Chelsea indicate their willingness to sell.
If he was to go, the £42.5m fee paid by Arsenal for Ozil should be the going rate. Chelsea will look to get as close to this figure as possible.