Going into the last weekend of the season Chelsea knew that their Champions League position for next season was secure and having already won the Europa League Sunday’s game with Everton was of little importance.
The lack of any meaningful motivation wasn’t a factor however as the two sides treated us to what was a good game of football on the day that both managers took charge of their respective clubs for the last time.
A first goal since round 25 for Juan Mata helped Chelsea clinch a 2-1 victory over the Toffee’s, as Mata finished the season as third highest scoring midfielder on 166 points. His goal on Sunday was his forst for eleven weeks and with many managers relying on his assist over recent weeks the goal will have come as welcome news.
So having bowed out on a high there is no doubt that fantasy managers will be looking to Mata once again come the start of next season, but with Oscar also flourishing over the final weeks of the season a lot could depend on who the new managers is.
One thing we do know is that what Rafa Benitez no longer at the helm the squad rotation that has blighted fantasy managers when it came to selecting Chelsea players is over and hopefully we can look forward to seeing a lot more of Demba Ba in the next campaign.
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