In my opinion Juan Mata must leave Chelsea.
It's a World Cup year and the two time Chelsea player of the year is struggling to get into the starting XI; for one reason or another Jose Mourinho doesn't fancy the Spaniard.
We're now in January and the manager seems to have decided that Mata doesn't feature in his plans for the big games.
With Chelsea playing a 4-2-3-1 formation and having lots of options to choose form concerning who to play in the three behind the striker, the competition seems to be too much for Mata, with the manager opting to play Oscar on the right, Eden Hazard in the No.10 role and Willian on the left.
Even when the manager is rotating the squad he's playing Ramires on the right and André Schürrle on the left whilst Mata still sits alongside the out of favour Kevin de Bruyne on the bench.
If you think his competition at Chelsea is a lot then just think how hard it's going to be for Mata to get in Spain's World Cup squad with the midfielders they have.
They boast the best midfield in football, which is largely the factor behind their recent success in their two European Championships and World Cup triumphs.
Without Mata they have Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Javi Martinez, Fabregas, Busquets, Xabi Alonso, Isco, David Silva, Santi Carzorla, Koke and Thiago Alcantara.
Even with all them Vicente del Bosque may then want to add wingers Jesus Navas, Pedro and Cristian Tello to give them a different dimension in attack.
When Spain have all this midfield talent, who all seem to be performing and playing regularly, Mata must leave Chelsea in January if he wants to get into the 23 man squad that goes to Brazil!
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