Chelsea fans won't see Juan Mata in action until mid-September.

The Daily Mal says Chelsea are giving him time off after the Olympic football tournament, where he will represent Spain.

This means Mata has played the 2008-09 season for Valencia, 2009 Confederations Cup, 2009-10 season for Valencia, 2010 World Cup, 2010-11 season for Valencia, 2011 European Under 21 Championship, 2011-12 season for Chelsea, 2012 European Championship, 2012 Olympic tournament and will then embark on the 2012-13 season for Chelsea.