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Mata not taking anything for granted as Chelsea prepare for Everton

Chelsea winger Juan Mata is expecting a very tough contest from Everton when the Premier League recommences this weekend.

The Blues host the Toffees at Stamford Bridge tomorrow and Mata, who is yet to meet David Moyes' men, feels that the Merseysiders will prove difficult to beat.

"I think Everton is a difficult team to play against with strong players," he told Chelseafc.com.

"The strikers are tall, they have good players and we have to be prepared with the crosses, which will make things difficult for us."

And Mata pinpointed Everton loanee Royston Drenthe who he knows from his days in Spain's La Liga with Valencia when they took on Real Madrid.

"Drenthe is a good player, I know him. He is fast, has a good left foot, can score goals and supply crosses. He is a very good player," he added.

"I think he is faster than me! There is that and my play is more inside, he is a winger, winger, winger."

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