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Mata admits Chelsea fans almost brought him to tears

Juan Mata admits Chelsea fans have almost brought him to tears.

They chanted for him to come off the bench in the recent defeat by Basel.

Mata said: "The other day at Stamford Bridge I got emotional when I went to warm up and all the stands were cheering me.

"That's what I try to keep in my mind. I like to do great things for them.

"In the dressing room, you have team-mates and you have friends. But all of them were speaking to me saying, 'Be patient, be calm, we know how good you are'. I feel loved by my team-mates and by the supporters. I will always be grateful for that."

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