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Janusz Michallik is one of the best pundits in tv, he's analysis and thought process, helps set him apart from his rivals. Janusz is probably better known in America, but as a regular on ESPN UK's Press Pass, he gives his views on the global game. He kindly answered questions for us on La Liga and which players from Spain he would like to see...

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Pre-match

Manuel Pellegrini - Màlaga Manager

"We play against a direct rival. It is a very important game to overcome. "

"Falcao is a very good player and is demonstrating that he is an extraordinary striker here, as he did in Latin America and with the Colombian national team. "

With this match sandwiched between Copa del Rey games with Real Madrid, Pellegrini had to rotate his squad whilst ensuring a strong side played against opponents looking for European football next season. He made five changes with Mathijsen,...

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Pre-Match

Unai Emery - Valencia Manager

"We forget that today will be the fifth match against Madrid at the Mestalla since I've been here. We have won two and lost two.... Therefore, we know what it is to beat them."

"We must be prepared for any style of game. What I do say is that we want the ball, because it is in our personality."

Unai Emery made 3 changes to the side that beat Levante. Diego Alves replaced Guaita in-goal having played mainly in the Champions League. Miguel came in for Bruno at right-back, the biggest surprise...

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Pre-Match

Manuel Pellegrini - Málaga Manager

"With Real Madrid, I think we will have more space, the team has a clear idea of what we want and hopefully we can do everything right."

"I have absolutely nothing to prove, I have a conscience and coming to Málaga was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life."

Pellegrini was full of surprises as he made 4 changes to last weekends side, Rubén got the nod in-goal with Willy...

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Background

Juan Mata arrived at Stamford Bridge this summer with the quest of helping fellow Spaniard Fernando Torres return to scoring form. It's early days but he's own goalscoring has made more of an impact, 2 goals in his opening 3 appearances. The former Valencia playmaker will face he's toughest test to date since arriving in the English Premiership, an away trip to Old Trafford.

How they lined up ?

Chelsea made just one change to the side that beat Sunderland in their previous Premier League game. With two assists in the...

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