Chelsea midfielder Mata tribute to axed Di Matteo

Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata has paid tribute to sacked manager Roberto di Matteo. Di Matteo has been replaced by Rafa Benitez.

Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata has paid tribute to sacked manager Roberto di Matteo.

Di Matteo has been replaced by Rafa Benitez.

Mata wrote on his Facebook page: "It's been a difficult day. Roberto Di Matteo is no longer our manager. I would like to thank him for all this time with us and wish him the best of luck for the future.

"As a player he has been a legend for the 'Blues'. With him as a manager we won our first Champions League. He will always be remembered. Good luck Robbie!"

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