Chelsea ace Mata remembers Premier League debut: Someone trod on me!

Chelsea winger Juan Mata admits his debut in the Premier League has stayed with him - courtesy of Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley.

Chelsea winger Juan Mata admits his debut in the Premier League has stayed with him - courtesy of Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley.

Mata has not forgotten his welcome to England in September after his £24 million summer move.

“It was my second match here,” he said. “A Sunderland player trod on my back when I was on the floor after a foul. I was shocked.

"Here, the referees let the game flow more. There are a lot of incidents that in Spain would be a clear free-kick.”

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