“And it’s another wonder goal from Juan Mata” rang out at St.James Park last weekend as he curled the ball past Tim Krul into the top left corner of the net. In truth these words have been uttered on a number of occasions this season and we expect to hear them a few more times before the season draws to a close.
Juan Mata is a fantasy football dream who has continued to deliver despite the fact that Roman Abramovich master plan of installing Rafa Benitez has not yielded the results that the Chelsea owner billionaire expected.
Chelsea entertain Wigan on Saturday afternoon and will be looking to bounce back from their last minute defeat against the Magpies last weekend.
The Pensioners have only won twice in their last six games but during this period Juan Mata has contributed four assists and scored in their last three premier league games.
This will see many fantasy premier league managers looking to bring in one of the Premier Leagues most creative forces as he looks set to continue to marshal the creativity and goal scoring threat of the Chelsea midfield.
Wigan are struggling at the moment and have not won since they played Aston Villa on the 29th of December. In that period they have conceded 12 premier league goals which is perhaps exacerbated with key defenders missing such as Ivan Ramis (ACL Tear) and Emerson Boyce (Hamstring).
After Wigan Chelsea have an away trip to underperforming Manchester City followed by games against West Brom and Fulham who are both on terrible form. Fantasy Premier League managers who invest in Juan Mata could be smiling for the next few weeks as the combination of fixtures and form align.