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Gordon Greer has admitted he left hopes of a Scotland cap back in Kilmarnock when he signed for Doncaster six years ago.

Branislav Ivanovic claims there is more to come from Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho admits he is prepared to be frustrated as his young side matures

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Juan Mata shakes the hand of Jose Mourinho after a fine performance in the Champions League

Juan Mata believes he can enjoy his best ever season at Chelsea - but admits 'I have to adapt'

Jose Mourinho has used the Spanish playmaker sparingly this season

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