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Villas-Boas and Emery on Chelsea's Mata

Published: Saturday 24 September 2011, 9.16CET
As Chelsea FC winger Juan Mata visits Valencia CF on Wednesday a month after leaving the club, UEFA.com talks to André Villas-Boas and Unai Emery about the FIFA World Cup winner.
by Alfredo Rodríguez & Martyn Hindley
Published: Saturday 24 September 2011, 9.16CET

Villas-Boas and Emery on Chelsea's Mata

As Chelsea FC winger Juan Mata visits Valencia CF on Wednesday a month after leaving the club, UEFA.com talks to André Villas-Boas and Unai Emery about the FIFA World Cup winner.

Spanish international Juan Mata has not had long to wait for a Valencia CF homecoming as just over a month since his reported €30m switch to Chelsea FC he returns to the Estadi de Mestalla on Wednesday when the clubs meet in UEFA Champions League Group E.

Chelsea manager André Villas-Boas and Mata's old Valencia coach Unai Emery speak to UEFA.com about the 23-year-old FIFA World Cup-winning forward.

Last updated: 26/09/14 5.11CET

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