Chelsea boss Mourinho denies freezing out Mata

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho denies he's freezing out Juan Mata. The midfielder remained on the bench for Monday's draw at Manchester United.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho denies he's freezing out Juan Mata.

The midfielder remained on the bench for Monday's draw at Manchester United.

Mourinho said in The Sun: "There is no chance Juan goes.

"He had a very small pre-season after the Confederations Cup. And during that pre-season he was injured.

"He started training two days before we played the first league match.

"He played against Aston Villa and I decided to put him on the bench against United."

 
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