As a result, the Mirror have linked Chelsea with a move for at least four more players during this summer window, with Southampton's Virgil Van Dijk and Inter Milan's Antonio Candreva both on the club's list of potential targets. Hazard is the main man at Chelsea, cutting him off from the game means Chelsea lose a goal and creative threat.
Matic wanted a place where he could get first team football and United provided that, along with a £40 million transfer fee.
" I think the [Matic] sale at this moment in time, with that Chelsea squad, could cost them the league".
"It's very important to find a good physical condition and to understand our idea of football".
The Sky Sports predictor is based on a system called Elo, originally set up to rate chess players. He too was a defending Premier League champion and he too was left frustrated as he was denied the players he wanted the summer after getting his hands on silverware.
"For me, Matic is a fantastic player - a real, real top player", said the English defender.
"He's not going to go quietly and it's not great for the club when the manager is coming out and speaking the way he is".
"Maybe that is a frustration for Conte".
Are you happy with ownership? Is Tiemoue Bakayoko, a £35million signing, a similar type of player to Matic? This means we will see a midfield containing N'Golo Kanté and Cesc Fàbregas until Bakayoko returns from injury.
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It seems rather bizarre for a manager to lambast his club's spending when they've bought three players, totalling nearly £150million, but such is the craziness of the transfer market, pressure to succeed and obvious holes in Chelsea's squad. They say you must sign and freshen up when you're at you're strongest, and Chelsea certainly haven't done that. Cahill reiterated that Chelsea's present numbers would be stretched by Premier League and Champions League campaigns.
On Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 16:00, in London at Wembley Stadium will be a match for the Super Bowl of England, in which Arsenal will confront Chelsea. The 25-year-old blazed his spot-kick over the crossbar before Morata dragged his wide.
Having re-signed for the Blues while Mourinho was still at the helm, the 29-year-old became a pivotal player as Chelsea won their 4th Premier League title in 2014.