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Mata accepts role of squad player at Chelsea is necessary

Juan Mata insists he is happy at Chelsea and says any side wanting to win the title needs a squad of 25 players ready to play at any time, reports talkSPORT. He told Drivetime: "I am happy at Chelsea. I have always felt the support of the fans - in every game, on the street - I have felt the love from them. I try to play for them, score for them and make them happy. We have great support.

"I want to play as much as I can, but if you want to win titles you need 24-25 players ready to play. Anyone can play any game.

"I always train my best and try to do my job the best I can. I have to be ready to play at my best at any time and that's what I do."

The Blues have enjoyed a good week with victories over Manchester City and Arsenal, but Mata claims no-one in west London will be getting carried away.

"It was a very important week for us, " he added. "Beating Manchester City and Arsenal proves we are ready to play any team and maybe beat them. But it's too early to talk about titles."

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