Benitez defends Mata decision
November 29, 2012
By ESPN staff
Benitez dropped the Spanish playmaker - one of Chelsea's stars of the season so far - to the bench, instead favouring the more defensive Ryan Bertrand.
But the move to leave out Mata, who has scored seven times so far, backfired as Benitez, who has been given a hostile reception by the Blues faithful, watched his side labour to ...