Chelsea legend urges Mourinho to stick with Spaniards

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Former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins has claimed that boss Jose Mourinho should be sticking with Fernando Torres and Juan Mata to get results.

Wilkins is shocked at Mata’s recent role at the club and feels both he and Torres can produce the quality to get the West London side points on a regular basis.

Mata has barely kicked a ball for the Blues this season under Mourinho but Wilkins believes the Spaniard is just being rested after playing regular football for three years non-stop.

Torres on the other hand is still struggling to find the net but Wilkins has claimed that he thinks the forward will come good this season if given the chance.

“I think Torres is about to do something. It’s been an extremely tough time for him, but I certainly would go with Fernando on Saturday, no question,” Wilkins told talkSPORT.

“The only thing I can think of with Mata is that he hasn’t stopped playing football, probably for the last three years solid, and that he [Mourinho] is trying to break him in.

“I personally feel it’s a tad of a mistake because Mata’s creativity is something that is very, very special and Chelsea, at the moment, are lacking his performance.”

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