Chelsea Fan Believes Juan Mata Will Help Them Win the Premier League Next Season
A Chelsea fan has put forth a rather peculiar theory to explain why the Blues will win the Premier League title next season. The theory is centered on Juan Mata, who left Chelsea for Manchester United in January 2014. The Blues have had a disappointing campaign this season, finishing below par at 12th in the league standings, but this fan believes Mata’s past transfer could prove promising for them.
The bizarre theory revolves around the potential sale of Mason Mount, who is reportedly inclined towards a move to Manchester United this summer. The supporter has observed similarities between Mount’s situation and Mata’s transfer to Old Trafford. The Spainard joined United in a £37 million deal after contributing to Chelsea’s success, winning the club’s Player of the Year award twice, assisting in a Champions League final victory, and missing a penalty in a final shootout.
The Twitter user wrote, “In 2014 we sold Mata to United, a two-time Chelsea POTY who got an assist in a CL final win, and missed a penalty in a final shootout. We won the league the following year. Mount, a two-time POTY who assisted in a UCL final and has missed a cup final penalty, could be off to United?”
Chelsea fans will remember Mata’s assist for Didier Drogba’s equaliser in the 2012 Champions League final win over Bayern Munich, while Mason Mount assisted Kai Havertz’s winning goal in the 2021 final against Manchester City. Reports of Todd Boehly’s exit from football operations have given fans a glimmer of hope after a disappointing campaign.
Frank Lampard had a miserable run as caretaker boss, managing to win just one of his ten matches in charge and losing eight. However, speculation suggests that Mauricio Pochettino will take up the role on a full-time basis ahead of next season. When asked if he had a message for his successor, Lampard wished the new manager well, stating that the Chelsea job is fantastic. Lampard will take charge of his last game on Sunday when Chelsea face Newcastle.
It remains to be seen if the fan’s theory comes true, but Chelsea supporters will hope that their beloved club can bounce back next season and challenge for the Premier League title.