Chelsea’s £37m sale of Juan Mata to Manchester United confused a lot of people last January.
The player who had won consecutive Player of the Season awards for the Blues was flogged by Jose Mourinho to a side struggling and seemingly going backwards.
But almost a year on, Mata hasn’t exactly set the world alight at Old Trafford, nor has he really failed to have a postive impact. He’s just got on with his job quietly and without fuss.
Have Chelsea missed him? You’d think not. And then you see the comparison with Eden Hazard below and you wonder how much better they could’ve been if they’d kept the Spaniard…