Juan Mata "optimistic" of playing time at Chelsea

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Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata says that he is optimistic that he will start to get more playing time in the Premier League.

Juan Mata has said that he is "optimistic" that he will start to see more playing time with Chelsea.

The Spaniard has not been a regular starter for the Stamford Bridge side so far this season, with an injury hampering his preparations for the new campaign.

The 25-year-old told Sky Sports News: "I am very optimistic and positive. To be honest it has been a difficult position for me with an injury so I could train less than my team-mates, but now I am feeling better and I am looking forward to playing.

"I will try to do my best like in the last two seasons and try to win and score and assist. I think it is very good for the club, for the squad and for the manager.

"I think they are really good, [Kevin] De Bruyne, [Andre] Schurrle, Willian, they are quality young players. Each one has his different position, his different skills, but I think all of them can give us a lot and I think it is better to have a more complete squad."

Chelsea face Everton at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

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