Mata was adored at Stamford Bridge, before falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho and moving to Man United in January 2014. Prior to that transfer, he’d helped Chelsea to a historic Champions League triumph, as well as an FA Cup and Europa League title.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
While some will be pleased to see the back of him, there's no question he was key to a selection of brilliant players arriving at Stamford Bridge.
In light of this, talkSPORT.com has picked Emenalo's top five signings since he became technical director in July 2011 – scroll through the gallery above to see who features.