Mata confident Chelsea will silence Champions League doubters

Chelsea winger Juan Mata is confident silencing their doubters with victory in the Champions League over Valencia.

Chelsea winger Juan Mata is confident silencing their doubters with victory in the Champions League over Valencia.

The Blues’ under-fire boss Andre Villas-Boas has admitted that their Champions League clash against Valencia this week is ‘a life-and-death game’.

Mata said: “One result can change everything – that’s football.

“The most important thing when in a group of people is that in your worst moment you stick together. I am sure we can change the situation.”

Ahead of facing his old Spanish club, he said: “The important thing is to keep creating these scoring chances – and playing our style of football. It’s our philosophy and the ­manager’s philosophy. Maybe we have to improve our finishing.”

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