Juan Mata thanks fans for helping him through difficult time


Spanish playmaker Juan Mata has sent a message of thanks out to Blues fans through the turbulent time he is enduring at Stamford Bridge.

The 25-year-old attacking midfielder is currently out of favour with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho who is opting to play Oscar as his favoured number 10. The self-titled "Special One" has claimed the former Valencia man must 'adapt' if he wants a future at Stamford Bridge.

Many people in the football world have found Mata's absence from the Chelsea team baffling.

And he has taken to his blog to express his thanks to the Blues fans that have supported him through this trying time in his Chelsea career.

"A million thanks for your messages; they are really moving, everything would be more difficult without you guys!," he wrote.

The Spanish international is a Blues favourite and was voted Chelsea’s Player of the Year for the past two seasons and fans are bemused as to why he is no longer getting playing time.

Some supporters have staged minor protests at Stamford Bridge to voice their feelings over Mata’s absence, and inundated the 25-year-old with personal messages of support.

Mata is set for a return to action in tonight’s Capital One Cup away clash against Swindon, and he has expressed his desire to help the Blues reach the Wembley final.

"Another intense week is starting, again with games in two different competitions, after we weren’t able to win twice in a row at Stamford Bridge against Basle and Fulham. We will try to do it this week," he added

"The first match is already here against Swindon Town in the Capital One Cup. I haven’t been able to win this tournament with Chelsea yet. In my first two years we couldn’t get to play the final at Wembley."

The Spaniard concluded that he would like to add this piece of silverware to the Chelsea cabinet

"As it is also the case with the Premier League, I would love to add this trophy to my record. It would be very special to end my career having won all the different competitions in the English football," he wrote.

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