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Profile of the Serbian footballer Nemanja Matic, who currently plays as a midfielder at Chelsea. The 28-year old player Matic joined Chelsea from and wears the number 21 shirt.

Nemanja Matic
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        (Squad number 21)

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Nemanja Matic Career
2005–2006Kolubara16(0)
2007–2009Kosice70(4)
2009–2011Chelsea2(0)
2010–2011Vitesse (loan)27(2)
2011–2014Benfica56(6)
2014–Chelsea54(1)

2008–2010Serbia U2111(2)
2008–Serbia21(1)

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Nemanja Matic : Chelsea News
““I’m very happy, for Cesc [Fabregas], but also Nemanja [Matic] – when I called him to play off the bench [against Swansea], he played really well,” Conte said. “N’Golo [Kante] is playing fantastic.”
 sillyseason.com Today
“However, the same report says Chelsea refused to sell both Willian and Nemanja Matic to Manchester United last summer, suggesting that the west London club would be unlikely to sell to the Red Devils this year.”
 The Sport Review Today
“Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas insists he’s adapting The Spaniard’s started just six league games for the Blues this year and he’s been overlooked for Nemanja Matic since Conte’s switch to a 3-4-3 system.”
 Metro Today
“AC Milan target Fabregas has started just eight league games for Chelsea this season, but scored opening goal in Saturday's 3-1 win against Swansea after being handed a rare chance to impress in place of Nemanja Matic.”
 London Evening Standard Today
“The Italian has preferred N'Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic in the heart of his midfield - restricting Fabregas has made 23 appearances for Chelsea this season, scoring five goals and providing eight assists in all competitions.”
 The Daily Express Today
“And it turns out two Chelsea players were on his radar. The Telegraph report the Blues refused to sell either Willian or Matic to the Manchester giants.”
 Daily Star Yesterday
“Mourinho remains a huge fan of Fàbregas, having him brought him back to England from Barcelona, and the Portuguese will consider making a move if Chelsea accept a bid from elsewhere for the player.”
 Daily Telegraph Yesterday
“Antonio Conte has revealed that his decision to start Cesc Fabregas in the place of Nemanja Matic on Saturday against Swansea was purely tactical.”
 The Sport Review Yesterday
“Chelsea's 3-1 victory over Swansea City on Saturday reaffirmed Fabregas has found himself marginalised. Conte has opted to pair Nemanja Matic with Kante to patrol the box-to-box areas of the pitch.”
 ESPN Yesterday
“Antonio Conte has explained why he broke up his favoured XI at the weekend to include Cesc Fabregas. The Chelsea manager opted to drop Nemanja Matic and bring in the Spanish World Cup winner for the visit of Swansea to Stamford Bridge.”
 Metro Yesterday
Nemanja Matic Career Honours
  • Kosice: Slovak Cup: 2008–09
  • Chelsea: Premier League: 2009–10, 2014–15
  • Chelsea: FA Cup: 2009–10
  • Chelsea: Football League Cup: 2014–15
  • Benfica: Primeira Liga: 2013–14
  • Benfica: Taca de Portugal: 2013–14
  • Benfica: Taca da Liga: 2011–12
  • Benfica: UEFA Europa League: Runner-up 2012–13
  • Primeira Liga Player of the Year: 2012–13
  • SJPF Player of the Month: December 2012, January 2013, April 2013
  • FIFA Puskas Award: Runner-up 2013
  • Serbian Player of the Year: 2014
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2014–15

    Source: wikipedia.org

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    Goalkeepers
    Eduardo Thibaut Courtois
    Asmir Begovic
    Defenders
    Ola Aina Branislav Ivanovic
    Marcos Alonso Cesar Azpilicueta
    John Terry Gary Cahill
    Kurt Zouma David Luiz
    Midfielders
    Victor Moses Pedro
    Willian Eden Hazard
    Oscar Ruben Loftus-Cheek
    Cesc Fabregas Nathaniel Chalobah
    Mikel John Obi N'Golo Kante
    Nemanja Matic
    Forwards
    Michy Batshuayi Diego Costa