The Spaniard is hauled off after only 60 minutes…
Chelsea praised Spanish playmaker Juan Mata’s exquisite touch before the Newcaslte match, but the midfielder had an afternoon to forget.
Chelsea captioned the photo:
There aren’t many players with a better first touch than Juan Mata. #CFC
However, Mata was subbed after only an hour following a low key performance, and his side went on to lose 2-0 away to Newcastle.