Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that midfielder Nemanja Matic will be sorely missed at Stamford Bridge pursuing his switch to rivals Manchester United final thirty day period.
Matic, 29, received two Leading League titles all through his 3-calendar year keep in west London, but he pushed as a result of a shift to Old Trafford in order to reunite with former Blues mentor Jose Mourinho.
The Blues have brought in Tiemoue Bakayoko from AS Monaco to substitute the Serbia intercontinental but Conte has explained Matic’s departure as a ‘great loss’.
“Matic appreciates incredibly well what I believe about him,” he told Sky Sports News. “The importance for me about this player mainly because, I repeat, he’s a definitely great and potent player and significant for our crew.
“Sometimes you have to settle for this nuts transfer marketplace and at times you have to settle for various selections, but I repeat for guaranteed he is a terrific reduction.”
The Leading League holders are at the moment limited of selections in the central midfield section with Nathaniel Chalobah and Nathan Ake obtaining left for Watford and Bournemouth respectively on a long-lasting basis.
Bakayoko is nonetheless a thirty day period away from returning from a knee harm, and this leaves Chelsea dependent on Cesc Fabregas and N’Golo Kante to complete the midfield duties without having getting injured.