Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata is confident they can match Manchester United blow-for-blow this Sunday.

Chelsea's thunder has been stolen so far this season by Manchester United and Manchester City.

"Obviously they have had a strong start," said Mata, ahead of Chelsea's crunch clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.

"But I think that we're closing that gap.

"We're only two points away, which I think is a distance that we can recover quite easily.

"We've shown that we can win with our Champions League win recently. Everything's to play for."

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