Mata said in an interview that he enjoyed playing with Bruno Fernandez on the court.
Mata said: "I enjoy playing with Fernandez and players like him. I think we understand football in the same way. We all like to play where there is space, and we are constantly running. Forwards create scoring opportunities and we have a great understanding on the court."
"As long as we look at each other, we know which direction we want to pass and run in. Of course, this doesn't always work, but we work hard to cooperate because we understand each other's game very well."
When talking about the game against Chelsea, Mata said: "The game with them is always very special to me. I still have many friends there. I know Lampard. We were teammates. I know him. How good is as a head coach, of course, he is also very good in the player era."
"This will be a difficult game because they signed new players, they have a huge lineup, and there are many players who can play and perform well."
"We need to make sure that we are prepared for the game, to be ready to give the best performance, just like the last two games, if we play like that, I believe we will be close to winning."