‘He’s one of our most important players,’ - Matic hails Chelsea man

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Chelsea player Nemanja Matic has been speaking about one of the side's most important components.

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has been speaking ahead of the Blues’ Champions League match against Maribor on Tuesday.

The Serbia international scored the vital goal against Sporting Lisbon last time out and it is now up to Jose Mourinho’s side to take control of a group they must ensure they qualify from.

Chelsea have enjoyed a sparkling start to the season and Matic was happy to speak about that, highlighting the arrival of some fresh faces and speaking about his partnership with Cesc Fabregas.

“I think we are playing better because the new players have come in with good quality,” Matic said in quotes later published by the club's official website.

“They’ve helped us improve our game and we are more dangerous in attack, but they also help out when we need to defend.”

Fabregas is one such example, his early form proving he is like a duck to water when it comes to the Premier League.

The former Barcelona midfielder is working well with Matic and it seems the latter is loving having the Spaniard in the team.

“Cesc is a great player,” the Chelsea midfielder said. “I feel good playing with him. He’ s always available when I have the ball and, at this moment, he’s one of our most important players.”

Fabregas is proving to be something of an assist-king since his return to London, setting up a remarkable eight goals in just 10 appearances. But he is also joining in with the scoring, doubling his tally for the campaign in the recent victory against Crystal Palace.

Some would say in Matic and Fabregas, Chelsea now have the best midfield in the league – and few could disagree with them.

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