Chelsea FC: 3 Reasons Juan Mata Is the Blues' Top Playmaker

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Chelsea FC: 3 Reasons Juan Mata Is the Blues' Top Playmaker
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Juan Mata has the Blues' on the path towards big things this season

Seven matches into the Barclays Premier League and Chelsea are sitting pretty atop the table with a 6-1-0 record.

A lot of the credit for their early season success belongs to playmaker Juan Mata.

Mata—last season’s winner of Chelsea’s Player of the Year award—has been in sensational form as of late. It’s a run many didn’t expect to see after the team brought Eden Hazard and Oscar into the midfield.

But instead of taking away from his role in the attack, the newly acquired talents have only seemed to help strengthen it.

Although he has flourished alongside Hazard and Oscar, the 24-year-old Spanish international has made one thing clear: This is still his team. 

And if he has anything to say about it, Chelsea will repeat the success they had from the last time they started out this well—the Blues won the 2005-06 league title after starting 9-1-0.

Here are three reasons why Mata is Chelsea’s top playmaker.

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