The horror will be if Juan Mata scores the winning goal against Arsenal. At £23.6m, he’s not that expensive. Chelsea acted decisively after Andre Villas- Boas was left unimpressed by their lack of cutting edge in the midfield in the Stoke opener.
He was keen on coming to the Emirates but Arsenal failed to make a bid in July. Chalk this up as a huge missed opportunity. Mata is undoubtedly quality but he’s not “super quality”. Not in the same league as Marouane Chamakh. No sirree.