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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