Chelsea's Nemanja Matic wants Wembley date after watching 2010 FA Cup final from bench

The Serbian watched Chelsea defeat Portsmouth 1-0 back in 2010.

Chelsea welcome Liverpool to Stamford Bridge tonight in the League Cup semi-final second leg. The Blues earned a hard fought 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the first leg at Anfield and will now be hopeful of doing enough at home to book themselves a place at Wembley.

For one player that would be a very special occasion indeed.

Nemanja Matic has already been to Wembley with Chelsea. He was an unused substitute for the 2010 final. Chelsea took on Portsmouth, with Didier Drogba scoring the only goal in a 1-0 triumph.

That day he watched the likes of Florent Malouda and Michael Ballack start the game, whilst Joe Cole and Juliano Belletti entered the fray.

Now Matic is hoping to go back to Wembley as a starter. He told the official Chelsea website:

"I didn’t play [in 2010] but I was very young and it was a good experience for me.

"It was really nice to be a part of it and to see how it all worked. It gave me a taste of what it would be like to play at Wembley and I would love to see what it is like to play there."

The Serbian has been in top form at the club. However, a year after they beat Pompey in the FA Cup final he left for Benfica as part of the deal that saw David Luiz go the other way and two years after that he returned to Chelsea, costing £21 million.

Now he is hoping to repay that show of begrudged faith by helping Chelsea to Wembley for the first time since they won the FA Cup in 2012.

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