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Mata reaping rewards of break

October 1, 2012
By ESPN staff
Juan Mata believes the benefits of his late summer break are still to bear full fruition, despite already returning to Chelsea in lethal form.

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Mata, 24, was handed a two-week break by Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo after the Spain international featured in both Euro 2012 and the Olympics.

The time out is appearing to pay dividends for Chelsea with Mata's match-winner in the 2-1 victory against Arsenal on Saturday continuing his ...

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