Date: 26th November 2013 at 11:45pm
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Reports in France claim that Juan Mata’s big money move from Stamford Bridge to Paris-Saint Germain is as good as done.

Le10Sport reported that the out-of-favour Spaniard came close to leaving Chelsea in the summer and it failed to materialise, but PSG will reaffirm their interest in January.

Mata has been shown the cold shoulder by Jose Mourinho so far this season which has caused much bemusement amongst fans, pundits and journalists alike. Some agree with the manager’s decision whilst the more fickle among us have even taken to slagging the player off to justify his omission.

The 25-year-old has been one of Chelsea’s top performers in the past two seasons and was recognised for this by the fans as well as his peers, yet he’s been starved of opportunities this season despite what appears to be an over-reliance on Eden Hazard in attack. At times this season we’ve lacked quality of possession and a magical spark in the final third but Mata has not been given a run of games.

Mourinho recently admitted that Mata works hard in training and has the quality to be deserving of a starting role, so it’s not through a lack of effort, and he said that he cannot find a place for him in the side which strikes me as odd as he’s set the side up to absolve Frank Lampard, a 35-year-old, of any defensive responsibility in the last two matches.

The retort you often hear when questioning Mata’s omission is that the ‘manager knows best’ and that ‘he doesn’t do his bit defensively’. Yes, Mourinho is a professional and we should back our manager but that doesn’t mean he can’t be wrong and everyone claimed they knew better than the manager last year. In relation to his defensive game, it’s not really something the great playmakers have been renowned for and I heard no complaints about it in the past two years, so as a point it’s complete hokum.

PSG are just one of the admirers that are interesting in taking the playmaker off Jose’s hands, along with Juventus, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid.

Source: Sports Direct News


9 responses to “Mata to PSG as good as done?”

  1. wos da yank says:

    rather see jose sold. we are awful. someone. i dare anyone. tell me that mata shouldn’t have played a part tonight. anyone? someone please tell me mata isn’t just as good, if not better, than willian, oscar, hazard or de bruyne? jose banishes de bruyne from the squad for the last two months, then brings him in back over mata? he’s lost the plot. he has to go. we are awful. we have the same premier league record as last year at this point under di matteo. yes, we are doing better in the cl. better, i would argue, because we are in the weakest group. moreover, we have a far deeper and superior squad this year over what di matteo had. He only had torres and an injured sturridge at striker. he has to go. he’s not the manager to get the best of the group of players we spent millions of pounds buying. you don’t buy a garage full of F1 cars and hand the keys over to a nascar driver!!!

    • Stuart says:

      “Mourinho has to go” are you serious?! You are what is wrong with chelsea. Fans wanting the manager sacked every couple of months. How about you leave the club. Support somebody else. Mata should not be dropped but the solution is not get rid of Jose Mourinho, one of the top three managers in the world, 3 months in. Wisen up

    • Yadu says:

      Sacking jose is not how you express your anger of not seeing mata..
      hes a world class coach.. ND am sure hel get us titles this year..
      as for mata.. He should have played yeah. Oscar looked tired! And lampard lacked concentration.. But maybe jose dint want to concede another goal.. Tht doesn’t put us any better as we wid have probably scored with mata on.. Lets hope he’s in d next epl fixture. .. A thought on what Chelsea really needs to do .. Is to offload ba, big time! ND get a striker.. NW tht etto looks injurred too.

  2. Mike24611 says:

    I am just confused as to how Mourinho isn’t playing Mata, explain it to is Jose. The guy bleeds blue and we need him

  3. matafan says:

    Msta id the best player I ever seen in chelsea club. Bullshit jose.

  4. Henry says:

    Mourinho is a world class coach,and we all know dat, but I tink he Should tri an rotate d squad we have lot of Players, I am confused as to how Mourinho isn’t playing d likes Mata,Kevin De Bruyne,Ashley Cole,
    Mark Schwarzer, Essien

  5. Adegboyega says:

    I am just confused as to how Mourinho isn’t playing Mata, I dnt knw why he still using lampard, can somebody talk to his senses. Mourinho” MR TOO KNOW”

  6. baba t says:

    Mourinho is a gud coach bt he is not d one 2 bring d best out of our players!!! Chelsea can’t perform well wit out mata, mourinho said he can’t play 12, 13 or 14 players @one’s bt he has made 9 subtitute in our last 3 game’s no mata!! Mata brings out d best in hazard n oscar n make us play gud futball n make u a gud attackin team.chelsea can’t b stable n play interestin futball witout juan mata. Like mourinho said ozil is d best no 10 but he. Is not beta dan mata….if ozil cos 42m mata shuld cost 60m cos he is a magician wit mata in a team u r quarantee a goal or asist in a match..last season mata asist n goal make’s only CR7 n messi beta dan him. Checkout or shot up mourinho u need a braincheck

  7. ma says:

    Anybody that wants jose sack is not a true blue