In recent press conferences the Italian manager has mentioned time and again he'd like to bring in new players and it was rather telling what he had to say about Matic's $50 million departure to Manchester United.
In an off-season that has seen more than £1 billion (S$1.77 billion) invested in players, Mancunian rivals City and United have accounted for more than a third of that spending. All of a sudden United are in the driving seat ahead of Chelsea to win the Premier League. "We'll have a game plan and I'm sure we'll have the same game-plan regardless of whoever plays up front".
But newly-promoted Newcastle avoid the drop with an impressive 12th-place finish, while Brighton narrowly secure top-flight status.
Costa has two years left on his contract at Stamford Bridge, and speaking at the Premier League launch in central London on Wednesday, Conte reiterated the fact that the forward's time at Chelsea looks to be over. Then when Chelsea played Bournemouth, Ake was not allowed to play against his parent club and Eddie Howe's team were without one of their key defenders.
Liverpool will not win the Premier League or Champions League this season regardless of whether they keep Philippe Coutinho, according to club icon Graeme Souness. It's probably the next best thing from playing, to be here amongst the ex-players who I've played with, commenting on games and trying to give the people at home the analysis that they want. Meanwhile, star striker Diego Costa is also headed for the exit.
Matic made a decision to call time on his second spell at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea emerged victorious in their chase of ex-Monaco man Tiemoue Bakayoko.
"I don't think we're going to see that replicated (in England)", said Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore.
In addition to his hefty fee, Morata also has to deal with filling the boots of fan favourite Diego Costa. I think it is tough to sit on the side-lines for so long as a young lad.
'For me Matic is a fantastic player - a real, real top player, ' said the England worldwide. "One word I would describe him as is "intense", Cahill told talkSPORT when asked about Conte's situation.