Mourinho hints at Mata starting role
- From the section Football
Manager Jose Mourinho says forward Juan Mata has moved in "my direction" following his mid-week performance in the League Cup against Swindon and may start on Saturday against Tottenham.
The Spanish international has made only one appearance for the Blues in the Premier League since the first day of the season, despite being the club's player of the year last term.
Mata, 25, has scored 32 goals for Chelsea since arriving from Valencia for £23.5m in the summer of 2011.