According to various reports, Barcelona have already begun their search for players to bolster their squad this summer and were at the London Stadium on Monday to watch Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic.
As we know Luis Enrique has announced that he is to leave Barcelona in the summer as he takes a break away from football and it seems that the Spanish giants have already identified potential targets this summer as they plan for life without him.
New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has wasted little time since the deal was confirmed on Tuesday by heading straight to Cobham to watch training and to speak with FOUR players to determine their futures beyond this season.
As with any new appointment, coupled in addition with our disastrous season, there is going to be plenty of speculation as to who is coming in and who is leaving in the summer.
According to reports, Chelsea are preparing to "offload" Eden Hazard, Nemanja Matic and Oscar this summer to bolster their transfer kitty. How do you feel about that?
If you click on the link below to my other posts, you will see that Chelsea have been linked with a stunning move for Cristano Ronaldo, in order to fund a possible move, these three players are being linked with moves away.
Nemanja Matic is to be rewarded for his outstanding contribution to the Chelsea cause this season with a new contract as Antonio Conte looks to fend off reported strong interest from Jose Mourinho and Manchester United.
What a difference a season makes in football. This time a year ago, Matic had lost his place in the team with the interim coach Gus Hiddink favouring John Mikel Obi ahead of him.
Nemanja Matic is back to his best this season and has found the same consistency he had when we won the Premier League title two years ago. He remains a vital part of our Chelsea team.
Think back to near the end of last season and our victory at Bournemouth. On that day, Matic popped up with a goal but refused to celebrate giving an insight to how unhappy he appeared to be at Chelsea so it looked at the time that he would be looking to leave in the summer.
Nemanja Matic isn't happy and has reportedly told incoming boss Antonio Conte that he wants to leave Chelsea and sign for Manchester United to hook up with Jose Mourinho for a third time. I am wondering how the Chelsea fans feel about that?
Many people had thought that Matic was one of those who had reportedly fallen out with Jose Mourinho during the turbulent times at our club last season but it's clear that is simply not the case as he looks to link up with him for a third time.
Nemanja Matic has been speaking the Official Chelsea Website and has given an indication (without knowing it) of what our problem has been this season - motivation!
It's hard to believe really coming off the back of winning the Premier League title and FA Cup last season! OK, granted for the majority of the players, it was their first trophies in Chelsea Blue and in England but still, how can a professional player, paid thousands each week, not be even more motivated to do better this term?
ANALYSING THE ANALYSES OF OUR CHELSEA GAME by Uche It has always been said that when posterity records a historical event, the conclusions drawn from that event depend on who wrote what. It never ceases to amaze me how the media and some of our own fans end up with a completely subjective and negative [.
It was a disgusting tackle and that of a straight red card. A potential leg breaker and bearing on cynical. Despite that, you simply cannot react the way Nemanja Matic did on Saturday!
I have seen the news that his ban has been reduced from three games to two matches (meaning that he misses the Capital One Cup final on Sunday and West Ham next week), I have seen the statement from Chelsea stating that they are appalled by the decision to not reduce the ban to one game but what on earth did they expect the FA to do?
Most of the talk in the past week has been of an unprecedented quadruple at Chelsea this season. With the manager playing down our chances recently, Nemanja Matic has revealed that it IS a possibility! Matic who had another storming game last night spoke to the media after the game and was asked whether or not Chelsea could create history this season by winning ALL four competitions we are fighting for.
Nemanja Matic is fast becoming one of the important players at Chelsea and it was probably least evident from his goal against Sporting Lisbon. It was only the second goal of the season for the tall defensive midfielder. The goal helped Chelsea get a narrow 1-0 win, although it should have been much more for the chances Jose Mourinho's men created, to secure the first three points of this European campaign.
Nemanja MatiÄ‡ is best remembered in England as being a virtually anonymous Chelsea midfielder who was quickly moved out on loan to Vitesse and then sold to Benfica as part of the deal that brought David Luiz to Stamford Bridge.
But since moving to Portugal, MatiÄ‡ has become remarkably influential in midfield, showing great tactical flexibility and poise on the ball.
LONDON, England Chelsea have continued their extensive deadline day spending with the Â£21.3
million signing of Benfica's Brazilian defender David Luiz. Having signed Liverpool striker
Fernando Torres for a fee rising to Â£50 million, Chelsea have also strengthened their defence with
the acquisition of Luiz from the Portuguese club.
Is this what Wenger is trying to do? So there has been a lot of talk about the areas that Arsenal need strengthening. Ex players, pundits, and umpteen articles on here, point to a few particular areas that we need to strengthen, and most people agree ... In football sticker talk Striker Need Midfield [.
Even though he was doing brilliant things for Arsenal in the second half of last season, after the injury problems to Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta forced Arsene Wenger to cut short his loan spell with Charlton, there were still a lot of doubts about the French midfielder Francis Coquelin. Arsenal fans were happy that [.
Arsene Wenger's big mistake by Lazyboy Benik Afobe was a serial goal scorer at Arsenal's youth level and while out on loan in League One. He was sold last January for a rumoured £2m to Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers where he continued his scoring prowess (13 goals in 21 apps). In selling Afobe Wenger has [.
Arsenal fans have been well aware of how well the young French midfielder Francis Coquelin has been playing, since Arsene Wenger recalled him early from a loan spell at Charlton towards the end of last year, because he was faced with an injury crisis. We noticed straight away because it was so unexpected and can [.
I used to like them. I used to like the fancy-dans of Kings Road. I liked John Hollins, Charlie Cooke and Ossie and even Terry Vegetables. I enjoyed watching Ruud Gullit and Vialli and Pat Nevin, They had swagger, class and style. They were Chelsea but post the Russian have become The Chavs. New money, new ethos efficiency over character.
The Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin is already well on his way to becoming a firm favourite with the Arsenal fans, not just for the brilliant and battling performances since he returned early from his loan spell to be at the heart of the Gunners turnaround in form and rise up the Premier League table.
Nemanja Matić is widely considered the best defensive midfielder in the Premier League and there has been no reason to doubt those suggestions until the recent emergence of a new star at Arsenal. Since his return from his loan at Charlton due to injuries, Frances Coquelin has cemented his place in Arsenal's first team with [.
It seems as though the debate about Arsenal and the defensive midfield role will go on as long as water is wet, or at least as long as Arsene Wenger is the manager of the Gunners. But at least the Frenchman decided to bring back our former player Mathieu Flamini on a free transfer last [...]
Lack of transfer activity may cost Arsenal a great chance to win the title. by KM Hi Arsenal fans. Just a quick note on the City v Chelsea game. Mourinho again showed why he is such a master tactician, especially in the big games. He studied City's game, made an antidote and went on to [...]
Just because Arsene Wenger said last week that Arsenal do not need to sign any midfielders in January, do not be surprised if that is exactly what the Frenchman does. Wenger was talking about whether he would be going back in for the Newcastle and France star Yohan Cabaye, but there are reports in the [.
With the deal to take Jose Mourinho to Manchester United due to be announced as early as tomorrow, here are the FIVE Chelsea players I believe he could attempt to sign with his reported £200-£300m war chest this summer.
One thing I will say before we go into too much detail is that Chelsea will not be willing to do business with any of their direct rivals for the top four next season and it would take ridiculous amounts of money to persuade the Chelsea hierarchy to do business.
Radja Nainggolan is to sign for Chelsea this summer on a five-year contract in a deal worth a reported £26m from Roma. Having a reputation as being a combative midfielder, it leaves question marks over the other two players we have in that position currently. Who do you think is most under threat with his arrival?
Jose Mourinho has confirmed in his press conference this afternoon ahead of the game against QPR at Loftus Road on Sunday that Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic WILL start the game despite both being one yellow card away from a suspension. I am wondering whether or not you agree?
The reason I am asking you the Chelsea fan reading this piece, is obvious.
Talking with my family yesterday we all thought that against Stoke, Nemanja Matic looked like he was getting back to somewhere near his best and his performance was better than recent weeks. I am interested to hear what you people think?
As we know Matic missed a couple of games through suspension for his reaction to Ashley Barnes' tackle and subsequent sending off, then after being injured during our League Cup Final celebrations.
Tomorrow lunchtime, Chelsea face their second trip up north in a week to face Newcastle but are without Nemanja Matic who is suspended. Arguably Chelsea's best player, it will be interesting to see just how Jose Mourinho's men cope with his absence.
An ever present in Mourinho's side, Matic has been a revelation since he made a return to Stamford Bridge.
All four goals scored in O Classico between Benfica and Porto on Sunday occurred in the first 17 minutes of the match. And everyone in attendance could have gone home after Nemanja Matic's 10th minute volley and gotten their money's worth.
Shortly after Eliaquim Mangala scored in the 8th minute to put Porto up 1-0, a Benfica corner kick started a series of passes that finished with Matic launching a volley from the edge of the box into the top of the net off of a headed pass from a teammate.
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Benfica vs Porto 2-2 Highlights Matic Mangala Martinez Gaitan Goals Video 2013 is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter SL Benfica vs FC Porto 2013 ( Benfica Porto VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Benfica vs Porto 2-2 ( Matic, Gaitan/ Mangala, Martinez) Stadium of Light, Benfica, Lisbon- 20.
LIVERPOOL/NEWCASTLE Andy Carroll last night launched a scathing attack on Newcastle United owner
Mike Ashley for selling him against his wishes to Liverpool for Â£35m in the most extraordinary
transfer deadline day in memory. The England striker said that he had been "pushed out the door" by
Ashley whose chairman Derek Llambias negotiated a [.
Following news of a new contract for Eden Hazard, John Terry and possibly Branislav Ivanovic, there are reports that Chelsea have moved to tie down Nemanja Matic to an extension to his current deal until the summer of 2020. Sign him up as quickly as possible!!
Matic is been a revelation at the club from the moment he came back and has quickly established himself as one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League.