Juan Mata says Chelsea's players are fully behind manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Chelsea's victory completed a perfect nine days for Villas-Boas and his players, whose relationship had been called into question prior to their victories over Newcastle, Valencia and Manchester City.

Mata said: "The team has shown in the worst moments that we are united behind the manager.

"Now that we are in a run of results where things are more positive, everything is easier, but we have shown that we are together with the manager and the technical staff, like a family."