Ballack baffled by Mourinho treatment of Chelsea's Mata

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack can't understand why Jose Mourinho is freezing out Juan Mata.

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack can't understand why Jose Mourinho is freezing out Juan Mata.

Mata, 25 was signed from Valencia for £23.5m in 2011 – but has only played 17 times this season.

Ballack said: “I can’t understand why Mourinho is having trouble to get his best from his forwards and I think not playing Mata is a mistake.”

 
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