Nemanja Matic

Chelsea’s appeal of Nemanja Matic’s suspension needs to fail 13

Chelsea have appealed the red card given to Nemanja Matic over the weekend in the hope of overturning the suspension that currently rules him out of the league cup final. Anyone who has ever played football - at any level - has some sympathy for Matic.  Whilst the decision to send him off was unquestionably(…)

Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic: Version 2.0 of the defensive-midfielder position

Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic: Version 2.0 of the defensive-midfielder position 0

Just quickly, because there’s nothing original in noting just how influential Nemanja Matic is on Chelsea. Prior to Monday Night Football, Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville gleefully took apart the midfield performance from the Liverpool/Arsenal game twenty-fours earlier - and didn’t that provide the most perfect context to Matic’s performance? In an area in which(…)

Nemanja Matic’s Chelsea performance: Graphics 0

Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Tottenham at the weekend will likely be remembered for the visitors’ blundering and Samuel Eto’o’s opportunism, but Nemanja Matic had a very strong game for his side and protected the home defense from sustained Spurs pressure in the first-half. Here are his graphics from Saturday evening, courtesy of Squawka: Follow @premleagueowl(…)

Nemanja Matic’s Chelsea debut: Statistics

Nemanja Matic’s Chelsea debut: Statistics 0

Ok, so technically yesterday wasn’t Nemanja Matic’s real debut for Chelsea, but it was the first start of his second spell at the club - and here are his statistics from that performance against Stoke City in The FA Cup. - Played all 90 minutes. - Had 77 touches of the ball. - Had 0(…)

Nemanja Matic deal now imminent for Chelsea, and why it’s a good signing

Nemanja Matic deal now imminent for Chelsea, and why it’s a good signing 0

This isn’t a surprise, as confirmation of Chelsea’s interest in re-signing Nemanja Matic came a couple of days ago, but here’s the player himself to confirm the situation: “I want to thank everyone at the club and all the fans. Benfica will forever be in my heart. I played here for two-and-a-half years, gave my(…)