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Chelsea's Mata enjoying London life

Chelsea ace Juan Mata is loving life in London.

The attacking midfielder cannot get enough of exploring his new home whenever he's not trying to spark some life into Chelsea's faltering season.

Mata, a £23.5million summer signing from Valencia, said: "I did know London a little before I joined, but only from coming to play games.

"The city is spectacular and I'm loving it. Every day off I walk around getting to know different areas.

"The Westminster Abbey area is really nice, also the London Eye and Camden Town.

"The area I know better is Chelsea and across the river. There are so many different places.

"On one of my days off recently I went to Camden and then walked through Regent's Park.

"It's an enormous park and there are many football and rugby pitches, it's very beautiful. Here there are many parks - I like that."

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