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Juan Mata: I'm happy and accept rotation

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Juan Mata has insisted he has no plans to leave Chelsea any time soon and is happy to be part of a rotation policy.

Speaking to talkSPORT on Wednesday, the Spain international insisted a squad rotation policy was necessary if a side has any chance of winning trophies and he knows he can't play every game.

Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge saw Mata fall out of favour at the start of the season after two years of being a crucial member of any starting XI.

He exhibited his talents to Mourinho on Tuesday night with a man-of-the-match display and terrific goal in the Capital One Cup win over Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.

The Chelsea's boss' decision to limit Mata to only five Premier League appearances this season has led to him being linked with a move away, with big-spending PSG continually credited with an interest in him.

However, the 25-year-old insisted a transfer is not imminent and he can see the bigger picture of what being part of a successful club entails, rotation ands all.

"I am happy at Chelsea. I have always felt the support of the fans - in every game, on the street - I have felt the love from them. I try to play for them, score for them and make them happy. We have great support," he said.

“I want to play as much as I can, but if you want to win titles you need 24-25 players ready to play. Anyone can play any game.

“I always train my best and try to do my job the best I can. I have to be ready to play at my best at any time and that’s what I do.”

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