Yaya Toure is a complete player, declares Chelsea’s Juan Mata

Juan Mata has described Yaya Toure as one of the best midfielders in the world ahead of Chelsea's FA Cup clash with Manchester City

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Yaya Toure has scored six league goals this season Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

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Juan Mata has described Yaya Toure as one of the best midfielders in the world ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final showdown with Manchester City.

The Blues face Roberto Mancini’s men at Wembley on Sunday looking to book their place in the final fresh from their Europa League triumph over Rubin Kazan in midweek.

And Chelsea playmaker Mata believes Toure, who has made 26 Premier League starts this season, scoring six goals and making four assists, is one of the top midfielders around.

“Yaya is one of the best midfielders in the world,” Mata told the Sun.

“He is the complete player. He can defend, attack, score, dribble, he has great skills and he’s so tall and powerful.

“It is so difficult to defend against him. We have very good midfielders too and will try to deal with him but not just him, all their team, because City are a very, very good side.”

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