Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata says sentiment won't be a factor against Tottenham.

Mata admits he has a lot of time for Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas.

"It's a tough place to play but the atmosphere makes you even more focused on the game and I like that. How much do I want to play against them? I can't wait. If the game goes like last season, then Tottenham would be a great place to show what I can do.

"When I came to Chelsea, Andre Villas-Boas was the manager, so he was very important for me, but I want to beat him this season."

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