Juan Mata has been in ridiculous form over the past two weeks, and he seems happy with the style that Roberto Di Matteo has Chelsea playing. Mata spoke to the media today, and he had the following to say on playing with his new teammates:
It is a lot of fun to play in this shape, to play with players who like to play with the ball, quality players. Last year, we won the Champions League and FA Cup, playing as we played. Now I think we can do it better, playing even better with Oscar, Hazard or whoever. All we can do is try to play our best but that is what we are doing.
Mata went into a bit more detail about his positioning on the right hand side as well:
At the moment I'm playing right side, which is good because it means I can cut inside on to my left foot. When I play in the three behind the striker, I can look for freedom with the ball and help defending without the ball. It's important for all three of us to keep our positions.
I've enjoyed Mata on the right, as I really like what Oscar brings to the table in the center of the pitch. The Oscar/Hazard/Moses/Mata foursome has just been fantastic, and it should only get even more dynamic as Marko Marin gets healthy and involved. Then again, I'm still not entirely certain that Marin actually exists. Maybe we'll find out Saturday morning when Chelsea take on Norwich.