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I Am Happy At Chelsea And Have No Intention Of Leaving Stamford Bridge, Says Juan Mata

Diminutive Spaniard simply wants to win yet more trophies under Mourinho at the Bridge. 

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Unsettled Chelsea midfield player Juan Mata has claimed that he wants to stay and fight for his first-team place at Stamford Bridge this season and carry on winning yet more trophies with the west London club, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The highly rated Spain international has been the subject of much speculation of late suggesting that the 25-year-old would be leaving the Blues during the recent summer transfer window, which finally closed for business for the year on Sept 2.

Mata has barely featured for the club so far this season under returning Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho, with the playmaker’s only appearance to date coming in the Blues’ second Premier League fixture of the new campaign at home to Aston Villa last month.

However, the wide man was given the hook by Mourinho after only 65 minutes of that contest, further fuelling rumours that the ‘Special One’ wanted to sell the Spaniard this season.

But Mata has remained with the Uefa Europa League winners and has now put his absences from the team so far down to a lingering thigh injury that he has been struggling with since preseason.

“I think it’s normal in every transfer window that there are lots of rumours but I’m happy here,” Mata explained in an interview with Chelsea TV.

“It’s been a very, very good two seasons for me here, maybe the best of my career, and what I want this season is the same.

“I’m looking forward to achieving as many trophies as we did the last two seasons and hopefully this is going to be a good season for us again.

“My only aim is to play here, grow as a player and do as good a season as the last two which were amazing for me.

“These two seasons have flown by… but to me this is good because when you are enjoying things and you are happy, time goes quicker.

“I had four weeks off [ahead of pre-season training] and to be honest that’s too much time for me because in the last five or six years I didn’t have this sort of rest.

“But I’ve had plenty of rest and now I’m feeling really good. The best thing for me is to play because I love to play.”

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