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Jose Mourinho and Juan Mata finally make peace

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After several weeks of stand-off, it appears that José Mourinho and Juan Mata have finally made peace. The absence of the Spaniard in the first-team has generated several controversial opinions. Now, Mourinho has confirmed that the player has finally understood what he wanted and he is now ready to pick Mata on a regular basis.

VIDEO: Scroll down to watch Mourinho’s latest comments about Mata

Even though the reasons for Mata not being selected were highly contentious in the early weeks, the situation has been slowly clearing up in recent weeks due to hints from players and Mourinho himself. It now appears that a difference in philosophy and working style was the reason for Mata’s omission.

Speaking ahead of the match, Mourinho said,

I liked the way Juan Mata played against Swindon. His attitude is very good and his effort was good.

When a player makes an effort to come in my direction then I go to him as well. I can imagine from now him working into my way of thinking and I think the natural tendency will for him to be in the team.

Mourinho is known as an incredibly honest manager when it comes to his players. He has earned the praise of ‘the best manager in the world’ from the players themselves for this reason. It appears that he has been very honest with Mata, who has responded with the kind of performance he wanted.

Mourinho accepted that performance against a third division team (with respect) was not going to be the decisive factor, but the attitude and effort were the most important.

35 comments

  1. Pls mourinho use mata and oscar in our 8 and 10 for us,we love mata

  2. Mata the game changer

    • Mourinho pls, we de Chelsea fans luv Mata, n luv u 2. Blues 4ever

    • Mou shud not even think of dat. To sell hu? Juan Mata! Eeeeeeh! Den wia will chelsea be wioutht him [Mata]? Mou, we d chelsea fans luv 2 c u bak at stamford bridge, but not 2 think of selling Mata nd Luiz. U can equally sell all of Mikel, Moses, Azpi, Ashly Cole, Hazard nd Oscar. If na lyk dis, abegi mek u go another club, ooooooh.

  3. mourinho,we need mata on the pitch and not the bench pls.

  4. MoU, plz we need mata , oscar n Hazard…..d guyz re tooo gud. Up blues….4 life.

  5. Mata the game master

  6. kolawole orlatunji

    Mata must play mr. Mou

  7. Moriho pls u beter no wot 2 du mata is d key 2 chelsesa

  8. mata,oscar,harzard these guys are good.

  9. Mou plix try mata,oscar and mata 4 us today

  10. Mata z our player,plz let him play evry game wen z fit, he z a key 2 cfc boys and David Luiz.

  11. Mou pls live mata 2 play pls cos he is our engine rum and hazard cant play well without him

  12. U guys don’t get it ? Jose wants mata to play rugby !!!
    Jose came back to destroy the team di matteo built.
    My samba football stylish Chelsea team is playing that poor
    and rubbish rugby type of football.

  13. I laugh when people say jose won 2 premier league titles for Chelsea and a couple of F.A cups….so what ???Is he not the same guy that used to loose to liverpool in the champions league semifinals ???
    Has mourinho won the champions league for us ?
    Why is this guy always playing defensive type of football ??
    I don’t care if he is one of the greatest managers of all time, he built that record with rugby type of football. We don’t need that at Chelsea, we need oscar, hazard and MATA. Let me guess soon he wants to sell mata like he sold arjen robben and bought florent malouda….

  14. Mou knows what he want, we all know his style of playing, so let him do his job, truly Mata is an exceptional player but let him adapt to Mou style, all mou wanted of him is him(Mata), joining the marking and improve his body balance… Up chelsea.

    • Mou play mata , U̶̲̥̅̊ will see the best of oscar n hazard.we don’t need muscle game pls.unles U̶̲̥̅̊ want the fans that love to hate n U̶̲̥̅̊ will b sacked .

  15. Mou play mata , U̶̲̥̅̊ will see the best of oscar n hazard. we don’t need muscle game pls. unless U̶̲̥̅̊ want the fans that love u to hate U̶̲̥̅̊ n U̶̲̥̅̊ will b sacked.

  16. D problem with mou is arrogance,playing mata regularly with a bit word of encouragement will make Mata to adapt easily. Stop talking too much to d press,control ur emotions and handle every issue internally. Stop exposing ur players thereby putting fears in them,encourage them and they will easily adapt to ur never known philosophy

  17. @ mustafa, your name clearly imply how deficient and myopic u re. Is only a fool like u re will not appreciate what jose is to true blues fans. U haven’t even got a passport to travel out of ur terrorist jungle. U re sitting down in enclave to muster rubbish. Keep mute moron!

    • Tank u blue lion tell dat an ingret calld mustafa.a fool at wateva age.mata,oscar n hazard are good pairs atleast he has shown mou his quality 2day n dats all mou wantd from him his best.up blues

  18. mata en luiz doesnt deserve to miss a game unless if injured. and pliz mour stop using Eto’o ahead of Torres

    • @mambo tores is a gud footballer just dat of his inconsistency n poor finishings dat made mou to go for Eto.the two players are gud but Eto has to adapt first b4 u start ur judgment plz.u r a gud fan.SKY IS blues

  19. Holloreray adeyemi

    mou people up chelsea fans like but sometime u dissapoint some chelsea fan mata is good player 2 time chelsea player of d yr .mou na u buy essien &azplcueta why even essien is not champ league squad why.

  20. Mourinho we need best ground of foot ball not that ur playing style, use Mata to win every game

  21. people transformation had never got it easy anywhere, let’s make good comments about MOU and his team tins will get better dat’s the faith” MOU know’s mata as a good player and want him (mata) to bring out the hidden spark in him to make him (mata) the best in the world of fb, dat’s wht challenge brings.

  22. pls the special one we want mata to play regularly pls he is our best player 2 times pls

  23. DO WE NEED PUTTING A BUS INFRONT OF PETER OR PLAY TRUE FOOTBALL MOU’S REASONS OF BENCHING MATA ARE WELL KNOWN IT IS GRUDGES FROM CASILLAS[MADRID] HE WILL BE SACKED IN THE EVENING AND REPLACED IN THE NIGHT

    • Lazy! Write a bit true looking news not this one, this one is typcial lie, what makes u think that de special one will utter such rubbish, Oh bcos he had some problem with two spanish players, spanish officials and some fans, and for that he don’t want spanish people around him whether good or bad?. Ridiculous

  24. WE WON CL CFCvs BEYERN BY PUTTING A BUS INFRONT OF CECH WHERE MATA WAS AMONG AND DID A VERY EXCELLENT JOB. HOW COMES MOU IS SAYING HE DOES NOT PLAY DEFENSIVELY? THERE MUST BE SOMETHING WRONG IN BETWEEN MOURINHO AND MATA,AZIPILICUETA,LUIZ,TORRES AND EVEN ROMEU[CALLING THEM RAFAEL BENITEZ’S GUYS AND DIMATTEO’S BOYS THE ONE WHO DID WONDERS WHILE BEING A CARETAKER. MOURINHO SHOULD NOT FOOL CFC FANS

  25. Sanusie Almustapher

    Plx jose Use Mata on our StatingXI

  26. many pple only claim de know futbol whereras they are ignoramus.So pls stop insulting Moun. Over Mata.

  27. fuckit…ion care who plays all I know’s lets keep winin…even if Jose choses to play Cech in attack and then hand Eto the gloves and we come out of the pitch with a whole three points then I’m cool with it….It is NOT about mata or who plays but about my Chels…….Lets go Mou…Lets go boys…Lets win Chelsea.

  28. Mata is our beloved player we love him more expensive when it come to most important games of the big clubs he change a lot of things in a particular match