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Juan Mata 2018-19 Performances

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5.3 Average rating
18 Appearances
4 Goals
2 Assists
1 Yellow card
  1. Nov 7, 2018

    Shane88 Actually Nostradamus

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    Love Mata. One of the best free takers around.
  2. Nov 7, 2018

    anant Full Member

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    Best freekick taker in the world from that distance. The ease with which he gets the ball up and down over the wall is ridiculous
  3. Nov 7, 2018

    PoTMS Full Member

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    Great player, just has no legs. Leave Mata on the bench. Any free kick whatsoever, bring Mata on.
  4. Nov 7, 2018

    Murder on Zidane's Floor You'd better not kill Giroud

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    Caresses the ball in, no need to welly it. I'd build a team around him.
  5. Nov 7, 2018

    el3mel Full Member

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    He should be playing for the sole purpose of these free kicks alone. :lol::lol:

    No one plays them better than him in the team.
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    Rozay Not good at posting fixture lists

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    He’s basically a 20 yard penalty taker. I said it out loud at the time that this is his range, I expect a goal.

    Nobody better from 20 than him. Get’s it up and down the best.
  7. Nov 7, 2018

    Fergietime@99 Banned

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    The Juve GK (who I'm not going to try to spell)
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    Cliche Guevara Full Member

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    So good at free-kicks. What a hero!
  9. Nov 7, 2018

    Jazz Full Member

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    Love him. Hugs:drool:
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    Ditto. He's superb at that range.
  11. Nov 7, 2018

    mu4c_20le Full Member

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    Completely overshadowed Ronnie's goal, espceially considering the sheer importance of it. Thanks Mata <3
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    Ban Full Member

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    :drool:
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    What a guy.

    Still maintain he hasn't taken as many of our free kicks during his time here as he should have.
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    mem New Member

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    Juan Mata rocks!
  15. Nov 7, 2018

    Reddy Rederson Full Member

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    Never understood that hate he gets. Alright he’s slow, but so what, he’s fantastic in many other areas of his game. Hope he stays here for many years to come.
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    ClaytonBlackmoorLeftPeg Full Member

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    It’s not as if he can get slower!! Problem is we play him wide, where you do need space, you wouldn’t notice his lack of pace if he played through the middle. He’s a lovely player, but we don’t play to his strengths enough, and despite that he scores important goals for us.

    I assume he’s scored more goals for us than anyone else who currently plays?
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    Godfather Full Member

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    He is so deadly from that distance it's fecking lovely
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    VintageWhatnots New Member

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    Does anyone know who Mata ran to after his goal?
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    Andycoleno9 Full Member

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    We found our form when he came back in first 11. Must play.
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    I've watched too many matches in the past few years where he's been overlooked for free kicks. He should take every single freekick with a shot opportunity. He is sensational at keeping the ball down.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Knew it was 1-1 when he was the one taking it.
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    Kush Full Member

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    What a beauty of a FK :drool:

    Also this
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    stevoc Full Member

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    Cracking goal.

    He doesn't really get any hate, people don't like seeing him out wide myself included. But he's probably the most ikelable player in the squad.
  24. Nov 7, 2018

    Cutch Shit stirrer (Literally)

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    Knew he was scoring that free kick. Has the perfect deft touch required for those. Had been far too polite over the years allowing others to take instead of him
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    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    I just hope he sticks in and around the squad long enough to see us get good again (whenever that may be?) and grab a League winners medal. Like McClair or Robbo did. He’s been with us throughout our post Fergie period, plugging away, scoring more goals than anyone else, watching Chelsea get two titles in the meantime... I’d love him to win one here.
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Best free kick taker we've had since Beckham, whenever the ball is in his comfort zone it feels like it goes in every time. I've been extremely critical of him in the past but he's having a good season and I'm happy for him, he's offered plenty when starting and coming off the bench.
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    Reddy Rederson Full Member

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    No, he gets hate. Serious hate, usually about his speed or lack of. Followed by a lot of shit that isn’t really true.
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    Ibi Dreams Full Member

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    Like others said, I felt so confident with him on that free kick. In the post match thread I said I reckon he's scored 1 in 3 free kicks he's taken for us, but I think it might even be better than that. I wonder if anyone knows the exact stat. Anyway, he's completely fecking deadly at that range. AND it was basically his first kick of the game. Amazing composure
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    Ibi Dreams Full Member

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    Apparently he's the top PL free kick scorer since 2011. Not that surprising

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    ClaytonBlackmoorLeftPeg Full Member

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    Range is very important, and probably why he doesn’t take more free kicks. He’s got great accuracy, but doesn’t have a great deal of power. Further out he doesn’t have the power to trouble the keeper, and others are a better option.

    If he’s really scored 1 in 3, that’s stunning - I don’t quite believe it mind!
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    Dwazza Coke is it!

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    Who doesn't fecking love this man?
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    bond19821982 Full Member

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    I was really pissed when we got the first one which Sanchez took. It was so perfect for him.(i know he was not playing at that time)

    Cant complain but a share of credit should go to Young as well which made the GK take a step to the right before jumping to left. Would have saved it had he not taken that step.
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    stevoc Full Member

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    Well i can't say i've seen that. I've seen people get very frustrated with him being so ineffective on the right wing but that fair criticism in my opinion. He's much better centrally without someone else on the right.
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    Ekeke Full Member

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    Great freekick, good to see him making a difference
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    Devil may care Full Member Verified Moaner

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    Class freekick, who was that guy he ran to, to hug before Herrera ran over to get in on the huggage?
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    Reddy Rederson Full Member

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    That is fair, out on the right wing he is wasted. But I’ve seen it followed up by a lot of “get rid”, “past it”, “running in treacle”, “doesn’t offer anything”, “always loses the ball, never try’s to get it back” etc etc. all the usual shit a player having a bad game every now and again gets. It’s not a lot, but when I’ve seen it it’s been quite a strong reaction.
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    ClaytonBlackmoorLeftPeg Full Member

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    Mata on the right wing for us is like Scholes on the left wing for England.
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    stevoc Full Member

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    I have seen that mate and i have said some of that, i wouldn't necessarily classify that as hate it's frustration. Not only because it weakens our team attacking and defensively when he plays on the right, but also because it deprives the team of him where he is best.

    I said on here a month or two ago i thought he was done physically, but he had that run centrally and looked a different player. I was more than happy to hold my hands up and admit i was wrong. I don't think he never tries to not get back but when he is deployed on the right he quite often just can't get back, especially because of his style of play where he wanders around and doesn't stick to the right.
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    RedDevilRoshi Full Member

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    Had a feeling he was going to tuck it in. What a superb free-kick! Couldn’t have hit any better :drool:
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    Suedesi Full Member

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    He simply has to play in Europe, no one offers his class going forward in our team.