Jan 20, 2013 at 1.30pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Chelsea
2-1
Arsenal
Lampard (16' pen.), Mata (6')
Mata (66'), Cole (87')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Walcott (58')
Szczesny (16')

Juan Mata: 'Win important for Chelsea fans'

Mata: 'Win important for fans'
© PA Photos
Juan Mata believes that Chelsea's win over Arsenal was important for the club's fans.

Juan Mata has said that it was important for Chelsea fans to see a win at Stamford Bridge earlier today.

The Blues had been without a home win since their 8-0 win over Aston Villa before Christmas.

The Spaniard told Sky Sports News: "It was very important for our supporters after four or five without winning at Stamford Bridge. Against our rivals like Arsenal, one of the best in the Premier League, it was a very good win.

"It was important to score in the first minutes and we played more relaxed. In the first half we played really well and created a lot of chances. In the second half, Arsenal have some top players.

"Today's game was important for us in different ways. We first kept going and reduced the gap to Manchester United and City. Then we played well in front of our supporters, who were very nervous."

Mata scored the first goal in today's match after just six minutes.

Chelsea remain third in the Premier League table, nine points behind the leaders.

Frank Lampard celebrates in front of the Chelsea fans after scoring a penalty and his team's second goal against Arsenal on January 20, 2013
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