Former-Chelsea favourite Juan Mata isn’t thinking about revenge for his return with Manchester United to Stamford Bridge this Sunday, Sky Sports reports.
Mata’s team were thumped 4-0 last season at the Bridge as Chelsea were relentless in beating ex-Blues manager Jose Mourinho’s side.
The Spaniard was only at Chelsea for two seasons but made a great impact at the club, being part of that famous night in Munich as we won the Champions League. But when speaking about this upcoming match, the Spaniard insists last season’s encounter is in the past.
Mata is quoted by Sky Sports saying:
“No, there’s not revenge on my mind. (They are) totally different games, what happened last season, happened last season and now we have to think in the present.”
That match against United was our third win in our 13 game winning run in the league. The result was a massive statement of intent as we went onto win the title.
The form leading up to this game are quite different for both teams. It’s arguable that the visitor’s go into the match in better form, especially beating Benfica 2-0 on Tuesday night in the Champions League. But we suffered a frustrating 3-0 loss to Roma on the same night.
However, the Red Devils haven’t won at our place since 2012. Let’s hope we can keep that statistic going at least for another season.