The Spanish midfielder won the fansâ€™ Player of the Year award at Stamford Bridge last term before representing Spain at both Euro2012 and the London Olympic Games.
Mata admits it was a fantastic campaign for him from a personal viewpoint but after not featuring in the Premier League for the past month, is intent on getting back to action and picking up his individual performances for the trophy-chasing Blues.
"The break was important for me because it is a busy season with five trophies," he told the London Evening Standard.
"It was a busy summer for me with the European Championship and the Olympics but now I feel fit and strong. I want to play because I love to play football.
"My first season here was amazing for me but I want to improve. I can because I am still young and believe I can always get better. I would like to score more goals, create more goals and learn to defend better."