PHOTO: Nemanja Matic holding the Chelsea shirt

PHOTO: Nemanja Matic holding the Chelsea shirt


Chelsea have resigned Benfica’s highly rated midfielder Nemanja Matic for a reported fee of €25m, the club has confirmed.

The 25-year-old has been given a five-and-a-half year contract and will wear the no 21 jersey for the Blues.


Matic was signed in 2009 but after failing to make any significant impact, he was sold to Benfica in a cash plus part exchange deal that saw defender David Luiz coming to Stamford Bridge.

The Serbian international, who delivered a heart-felt farewell message yesterday to Benfica fans, said upon signing:

“I am very happy for this opportunity to be back at this club. I feel very good because of that and just want to say I will give my best to help the team and make the Chelsea fans happy.”



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  1. O yes, we have now seen the reality instead of all the rumors! So far a good signing has been made. Up blues!

  2. we needed a player like matic, i just hope that mourinho utilizes him well. Unlike the treatment that mata is getting. Whatever the reason, value the value mata has cannot be ignored. Lets be more careful next time because players will be snubbing the bridge.

  3. Welcm back buddy. Finally our midfield is secure once more all we need now is a deadly striker to compliment d squad.

  4. Pls you have to support both torres and hazard so that we can beat man u on sunday and welcome to the blues in london u ar a good player welldone boy matic

  5. Welcome back home Matic. Chelsea still need a deadly striker to complement d work of our midfielders.

  6. welcome back Matic true son of chelsea. We dont need a midfielder again now we need a better striker to complete the squard, someone like Costa because we need to carry atleast two trophics this season……..blues till i die

  7. Welcom bck matic, d blues 4 life. We also expect the next signing being a striker….jose pls give us a gud striker a goal mechine…..

  8. A player with great potentials that will prove the visions of the club (Chelsea fc)right if used in the right position in the field play. A good signing for chelsea fc. up blues.

  9. What a wonderful signing in the personality of midfield general Matic! What remains is to get either Diego Costa or Radamel Falcao and every thing will be history for Jose and Chelsea Fc!!!

  10. Atlast, it has come to a reality. Nemanja Matic is one of the best midfielders in the world. Its a very good signing. Welcome to the club of your choice. Hope you flourish on sunday.

  11. Is good to have u back in west london matic, now we have our michael ballack back at stamford bridge, best deal for chelsea d blues……tip u guys to wallup united on sunday….we need to support torres now, is good and his in best shape!!!

  12. Gud signing cos we need an outstanding player like matic in case of injury, just like man city, many of their stars injured yet they play on with no problem. But I think we need a prolific strikers like costa and I think jose is working on this issue because it is obvious to everyone now that we are lacking the striking role.

  13. Very good signing i will say, now our midfield looks solid. Those of u who are talk abt killer up front, even if falcoa comes and d pattern of chelsea football remain d same, i tell u he would do no better than torres or etoo becos chelsea is a team where everyone even defenders can score goals. So who will be giving d ball to d striker, when everyone can score?

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