Juan Mata Reacts Badly to Being Substituted by Jose Mourinho at Southampton

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterJanuary 1, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10:  Footballer Juan Mata of Chelsea watches the semi-final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerland during day seven of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 10, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Juan Mata has coped with being a more bit-part player at Chelsea so far this season under Jose Mourinho, but his patience appeared to snap when he was hauled off in the Premier League clash at Southampton.

Mata's reaction said it all when Mourinho replaced him and Andre Schurrle with Willian and Oscar after 52 minutes:

Making matters worse for the Spaniard, Oscar and Willian both scored as their impact turned the clash the way of Mourinho's men. 

It led to speculation that Mata will seek a move away from Stamford Bridge in the January window.