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Mata key to Chelsea formation

April 17, 2013
By Miguel Delaney
Rafa Benitez has admitted that the influential form of Juan Mata is why he won't change his system to include both Demba Ba and Fernando Torres in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday, while also insisting the Spanish playmaker should be considered for player of the season.

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Mata has generally played in the centre of Chelsea's fluid attacking midfield trident, which has meant the two strikers have been rotated.

Yet, despite Benitez ...

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