Mata admits Chelsea rocked by Everton defeat

Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata admits defeat at Everton has left a strange feeling around the club.

Chelsea kickoff their Champions League campaign tonight against FC Basle.

Mata said: “After one defeat you just want the next match to come as soon as possible and probably the Champions League is the best way. I really want to live a night like this at Stamford Bridge.

“It’s a different feeling, even more since we won the title (in 2012). This competition brings great memories to all of us and makes us feel really excited.

“I’m looking forward to playing at home again and I hope we win so we can face the next Premier League game with a good taste. The next few weeks ahead are very intense: five games in just 14 days. In order to get ready for them it is very important to get confidence and to be positive.”

 
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