Juan Mata: Chelsea will fight for the league until the end

Juan Mata has warned Chelsea's Premier League rivals that the Blues are ready to fight until the death to win the title this term

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Juan Mata signed for Chelsea from Valencia in August 2011 Photo: The Sport Review

Juan Mata has warned Chelsea’s Premier League rivals that the Blues are ready to fight until the death as they look to reclaim the title.

Jose Mourinho’s men moved up to third place in the table thanks to a 3-0 win at West Ham United on Saturday and are currently four points behind leaders Arsenal.

And Mata, who was an unused substitute at Upton Park, is expecting a close fight for the title this season.

Our victory at West Ham was a very good way to show that we want to fight for the Premiership until the end,” Mata wrote on his blog on grada360.com.

“It’s going to be a close fight. There are many candidates to lift the trophy and Chelsea must be one of them.”

Chelsea host high-flying Southampton in their next Premier League game, and the Spanish playmaker is expecting another testing encounter against Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

“We will play against Southampton at the Bridge on Sunday. They are the surprise success story in the Premiership so far,” he continued.

“I know Pochettino very well from La Liga. He has managed to get a high performance from the team, a team that has always had a very good academy. They’re going to be a tough opponent, even if they lost their last game [at Arsenal].”

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