Chelsea star reveals midfielders desire to leave Chelsea and move to Manchester United.

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Antonio Conte and his Chelsea team welcome Jose Mourinho and Manchester United to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon with the attention ahead of this game on just one player - Nemanja Matic.

I have said it before on here and I will say it again, I am becoming increasingly frustrated with all the focus being on Matic and the fact that people believe if he was still at Chelsea, we would not have the same problems that we do now.

Ray Wilkins talks Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic and David Luiz.

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It was our privilege at AskFans recently to get to interview a true legend – ex-Chelsea, Manchester United and England superstar Ray 'Butch' Wilkins. For our younger viewers, Ray was the 'hod carrier with benefits' in the successful 1980s Manchester United side alongside the more dynamic Bryan Robson, and he enjoyed a superb youthful career at Chelsea too.

Tiemoue Bakayoko - Beginning to show signs that Chelsea were right to sell Nemanja Matic.

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With his recovery from knee surgery in the summer, Tiemoue Bakayoko is showing signs with his performances for Chelsea so far that Antonio Conte was right to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United.

As we know there has been plenty of coverage of Matic's surprising move with plenty of opinion in the written press added to the football Pundits we watch and respect that state it was a mistake for Chelsea to sell him.

The FIVE Chelsea players that Jose Mourinho could look to sign for Manchester United.

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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 to sign for £26m but who's place do you think is under threat?

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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?

Fabregas and Matic to start against QPR despite ban worries - Should they?

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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.

MATIC: Was his performance against Stoke his best for a couple of weeks?

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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.

FABREGAS AND MATIC: We cannot afford for BOTH of them to have bad games!

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For the most part this season, Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic have been dominant in games and have played a HUGE part in our challenge for the Premier League title week in, week out.

Now you can handle when someone is not at their best as normally, the ten other players carry them until the manager decides to replace them.

MATIC: Arguably our best player so far - How will Chelsea cope without him?

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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.


Should Arsenal use Chelsea meeting to discuss transfers?

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Arsenal take on Chelsea in Saturday's afternoon kick-off in China, but I think we should use the opportunity to talk transfers. The Blues currently have two players from their title winning campaigns of the last three years looking for new clubs, and both could improve our squad. Diego Costa helped their side to win the [.

Chelsea to offer new contract to Midfielder with Jose Mourinho and Manchester United waiting in the wings?

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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.

Chelsea Midfielder - I don't know if this is my best form for Chelsea, but I always try to give everything for the team.

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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.

This Chelsea Midfielder has told new boss Antonio Conte that he wants to leave and sign for Manchester United.

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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 gives a slight insight to what Chelsea's problem is - Motivation.

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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?

Arsenal played well against Chelsea, and we HAVE progressed!

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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 [.


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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?

Chelsea: FA reduce Nemanja Matic ban to two games

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According to latest news, Chelsea star Nemanja Matic has had his ban reduced to two games following an appeal.

Nemanja Matic has had his suspension reduced to two matches after his sending off v Burnley.

"I believe in my team, my team-mates, so everything is possible.”

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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 Can Dominate Chelsea’s Midfield for the Next Five Years

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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.

What do you think of Nemanja Matic since his return to Chelsea?

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Speaking after our disappointing draw against West Brom on Tuesday night, Nemanja Matic has re-iterated that Chelsea will continue to fight and believe in themselves until the end of the season.

You would be hard pushed to find anyone who has not been impressed by Nemanja Matic since he made his return to Chelsea a couple of weeks ago.

Zero to Hero: The rise of Nemanja Matic By Dominic...

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Zero to Hero: The rise of Nemanja Matic

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Finding the complete centre midfielder, the sort of player demanded by most manages these days, is a blistering headache; just ask David Moyes how successful his search has gone.


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Chelsea Football Club have today completed the signing of Nemanja Matic from Benfica.

On signing his five-and-a-half-year contract, the 25-year-old said: "I am very happy for this opportunity to be back at this club.

Could Former Chelsea Washout Nemanja Matić Help Save Manchester United’s Season?

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Nemanja Matić 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, Matić has become remarkably influential in midfield, showing great tactical flexibility and poise on the ball.


Barcelona scouting three of Antonio Conte's Chelsea stars ahead of the summer?

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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.

Antonio Conte speaks with these FOUR Chelsea players to discuss their futures.

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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.

Hazard, Matic and Oscar touted as being sold this summer.

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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.


Are Arsenal trying to emulate Chelsea’s title-winning formula?

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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 [.

Improved passing makes Arsenal´s Coquelin best DM in England

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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 [.

Arsenal’s BIG mistake points to a new Wenger transfer strategy

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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 [.

Do Arsenal REALLY need a new DM? I don’t think so!

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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 [.

Bellerin or Debuchy?

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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.

Arsenal’s BEAST looking to copy Chelsea star!

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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.

Arsenal stats show Coquelin is BETTER than Chelsea’s Matic

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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 [.

Has Flamini failed the test for Arsenal? Stats say NO!

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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 [...]

How will transfer tribulation affect Arsenal’s season?

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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 [...]

Arsenal set to beat rivals to Benfica star’s transfer?

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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 [.

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Nemanja Matic: What's happened to our Midfield "Monster" from last season?

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Jose Mourinho had described Nemanja Matic as a "Monster" and was one of our most consistent performers in our Premier League winning season last year. What has happened to him this season?

As Matic walked off the pitch having been substituted on fifty-five minutes against Everton, he looked a shadow of the man that took the Premier League by storm upon his return to Chelsea.

Here's THAT goal from Nemanja Matic against Portugal!

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What a fantastic piece of skill from the big man. I never knew he had it in him!

Check out the latest reports this morning linking Chelsea with a move for Gareth Bale and Oscar with a bid from Juventus!

VIDEO: Nemanja Matic's performance against Manchester City

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MATIC: Sign him up! - New contract extension being reported.

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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.