AVB worried as Chelsea gets struck by fate, Mata suffers suspected broken finger

2/23/12 in Soccer   |   KurtKingsley   |   1858 respect

The last thing Chelsea needs right now is the absence of their prodigal playmaker Juan Mata but according to reports the 23-year-old Spaniard has broken his finger.
According to medical reports after Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat to Napoli, Mata broke his finger during the game. The youngster has been taken away by the medical staff to analyze the situation more carefully and to assess if Mata can continue playing for the club.
So far, the news is not good. It seems like Chelsea will have to hope Mata can play through the pain because he happens to be the most in-form player for them right now.
The Spanish international has played in 29 games for Chelsea ever since his arrival at London in the summer transfer window. Mata’s impressive form has helped him score nine goals and provide 11 assists.
In the English Premier League Mata is quite easily Chelsea top playmaker, rather their most important player on the field. In the 20 games Mata has participated in, he has scored 5 times and provided 9 assists.  
The Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas (AVB), who is already waist deep in trouble because of Chelsea’s dismissive form and a quandary against the most prominent players of the club, has his fingers crossed for Mata’s recovery.
Mata was involved in a collision with Salvatore Aronica during the first half, shortly before he scored a goal for his club. The medical team has confirmed that Mata is undergoing tests right now, the result of which will show the extent of his injury.
Chelsea are without a win for five consecutive games. The Russian billionaire owner of Chelsea, Roman Abramovich is growing thin with patience. He will probably sack Villas-Boas if the Portuguese is unable to finish Chelsea with fourth spot in the Premier League.
Chelsea’s next game is against the Bolton Wanderers. Although, Bolton is in the bottom half of the table, Mata knows Chelsea cannot afford to draw a single game from here onwards.
Mata told reporters in an interview that he was focused towards the upcoming game and hoped he could play a good part for Chelsea in the contest. Mata wasn’t even sure if his finger was broken at all, but he knew there was damage done to it.
“We have to check it. Maybe it is broken,” Mata said.
Mata further said that there was no reason to despair. Chelsea had a good squad and were capable of bringing success in Europe and England.
“I have confidence in this team, we are not dead. It will not be easy for us but I think we can do it,” Mata concluded.
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