Guillem Balague answers your questions and previews Atletico Madrid v Barcelona

Image: Koke: a key man for Atletico in their game with Barcelona.

Spanish football hasn't been as excited about a game for many years. Obviously El Clasico creates an out-of-this-world feeling but compared to any other game Atletico Madrid v Barcelona is very exciting and that's because you can't be sure of the outcome.

Guillem answers your questions...

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CHELSEA STRIKER
Fabulous work Guillem! Which La Liga striker do you think can solve the predicament at Chelsea? Nyakzin
GUILLEM SAYS: I think a striker needs to score a lot of goals for a team like Chelsea. I like Jackson Martinez at Porto. I wouldn't look for anyone in La Liga because the best strikers are gone or at Real Madrid and Barcelona.

MATA TO MOVE?
Hi Guillem, after Mourinho said the door is open for Mata to leave in January where are his most likely destinations if he does leave? Thomas
GUILLEM SAYS: 1. Mata has not been told that he has to leave.
2. He wants to stay.
3.IF the club decide to let him go or tell him to look for a team there are a lot of options available for him but he has not been told that and he does not want to leave so really it's in the hands of the club and unless Chelsea tell him 'yes, go' he doesn't have any intention of leaving.

LEAVING ATLETICO?
Hi Guillem, do you believe any players from Atletico Madrid will come to the Premier League in order to clear these debts they have? Darshan GUILLEM SAYS: Atletico are fighting to win the league so no one is leaving in January - not Costa and not Koke, but then in the summer I can see how they can probably sell Costa and IF (a big IF) he goes he'll probably go to the Premier League and IF it does happen it will be a big sale for Atletico Madrid for sure.

BARCA CENTRE-BACK
Hi Guillem, Do you think Barcelona desperately need to sign at least one new centre-back in January? Michael GUILLEM SAYS: Barcelona definitely need a centre-back, they've given Carles Puyol a chance to come back but there are rumours he'll retire in the summer, but in any case they just need a centre-back, we've been saying it for years and it is very strange that they haven't gone to get one. It's interesting that Javi Martinez was wanted but they thought that 40million euros was too much. With him they would have got a central midfielder and a centre-back and that wouldn't have been that expensive really.

SPLIT THE MONEY
Guillem, will there ever be a change in La Liga when it comes to division of television rights. Last summer there was a huge exodus of Spanish players going to the Premier League and if this continues the quality of the league will drop every year. It also makes the league boring when only two teams can realistically win the league. Dom GUILLEM SAYS: I think deep down the big clubs want a European League so there is no rush for Real Madrid and Barcelona to give up any of their television money but what's happening is that there is more power and more concentration of interest in the rest of the league and they may get a bigger percentage of television rights away from Real Madrid and Barcelona in the future. That's what they're fighting for and I think they'll get it but there'll still be a big gap between the top two and the rest and I think so partly because the intention of both clubs is to have a European League in the long term.

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