Juan Mata

Chelsea star Juan Mata has played down the recent speculation linking him with a move away from Stamford Bridge after the Spanish international committed his future to the Europa League winners.

The 25-year-old was the key figure in the Blues' starting lineup since joining the west London club in 2011 and has been awarded the player of the season for two years in a row. However, the second home coming of Jose Mourinho has seen his playtime being reduced under the former Real Madrid manager.

Mata is yet to feature a full game under Mourinho for the Stamford Bridge outfit in all competitions this season. The Spaniard did not appear during Chelsea's victory over Schalke in the Champions League and a Premier League victory over Manchester City at home, only to feature in the Capital One Cup tie against Arsenal.

Mata has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in January with Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas also interested in bringing his former player to White Hart Lane. However, the midfielder has put the rumours surrounding his future to rest.

"I am happy at Chelsea. I have always felt the support of the fans - in every game, on the street - I have felt the love from them. I try to play for them, score for them and make them happy. We have great support," Mata told talkSPORT.

"I want to play as much as I can, but if you want to win titles you need 24-25 players ready to play. Anyone can play any game. I always train my best and try to do my job the best I can. I have to be ready to play at my best at any time and that's what I do."

Meanwhile, the former Valencia midfielder has urged his teammates not to get carried away by their recent results, which saw Chelsea register victory over two of their title rivals, City and Arsenal in different competitions.

"It was a very important week for us. Beating Manchester City and Arsenal proves we are ready to play any team and maybe beat them. But it's too early to talk about titles," he added.