Nemanja Matic

Born: August 1, 1988 (age 27)

Height: 6'4" (194cm)

Hometown: Ub, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality: Serbia Serbian

Position: Midfielder
Team: Chelsea (no. 21)
Nemanja Matic of Chelsea in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Career History
Senior2009-2011Chelsea
→ 2010-2011Vitesse (loan)
2011-2014Benfica
2014-Chelsea
International2008-Serbia
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Sam Allardyce orders his half-time refreshments during the Premier League game between Sunderland and Manchester City on February 2, 2016
Preview: Sunderland vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole looks ahead to struggling Sunderland's home encounter against recently-dethroned champions Chelsea.
May 5, 18:43
Nemanja 'Bane' Matic during the game between Manchester United and Chelsea on December 28, 2015
Report: Juventus close in on Chelsea's Nemanja Matic
A report claims that Juventus are closing on a £20m move for Chelsea's defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic.
May 5, 13:26
Eden Hazard celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Chelsea on April 23, 2016
Result: Eden Hazard scores twice as Chelsea get back to winning ways at Bournemouth
Pedro, Eden Hazard and Willian score the goals as Chelsea get back to winning ways at Bournemouth.
Apr 23, 16:53
Eddie Howe ahead of the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Bournemouth on April 9, 2016
Team News: Eden Hazard returns for Chelsea
Eden Hazard returns to the Chelsea lineup for their trip to Bournemouth this afternoon.
Apr 23, 14:07
Gary Cahill scores during the FA Cup game between Chelsea and Manchester City on February 20, 2016
Preview: Chelsea vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole previews Saturday's late kickoff between Chelsea and Manchester City in the Premier League.
Apr 15, 13:51
Loic Remy #18 of Chelsea takes the ball in the first half against the New York Red Bulls during the International Champions Cup at Red Bull Arena on July 22, 2015
Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink reveals Loic Remy groin injury
Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink admits that Loic Remy's latest groin injury could rule him out for the rest of the season.
Apr 8, 14:37
Loic Remy #18 of Chelsea takes the ball in the first half against the New York Red Bulls during the International Champions Cup at Red Bull Arena on July 22, 2015
Team News: Loic Remy leads the line for Chelsea
Loic Remy is picked to lead the line for Chelsea as they welcome West Ham United to the Bridge.
Mar 19, 14:02
Nemanja 'Bane' Matic during the game between Manchester United and Chelsea on December 28, 2015
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic eyes strong end to the season
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic is hopeful that the team can have a strong end to the season after moving up to eighth in the Premier League table.
Mar 2, 13:55
Bertrand Traore #14 of Chelsea takes the ball in the first half against the New York Red Bulls during the International Champions Cup at Red Bull Arena on July 22, 2015
Team News: Bertrand Traore handed Chelsea start
Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink hands a starting spot to Bertrand Traore for Tuesday's Premier League match away to Norwich City, while Kenedy also starts for the Blues.
Mar 1, 18:47
Diego Costa (C) of Chelsea scores his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on November 21, 2015
Preview: Norwich City vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole looks ahead to Tuesday's Premier League clash between relegation-threatened Norwich City and in-form Chelsea at Carrow Road.
Feb 29, 19:10
Charlie Austin of QPR in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Rotherham United at Loftus Road on August 22, 2015 in London, England.
Team News: Charlie Austin earns first start against Chelsea
Charlie Austin makes his Southampton debut for the visit of Chelsea.
Feb 27, 14:02
John Obi Mikel is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the Champions League encounter between Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea on February 16, 2016
Chelsea's John Obi Mikel: 'Guus Hiddink has given us freedom to play'
John Obi Mikel says that Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink allows the team to play with freedom.
Feb 17, 13:50
PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic does his best impression of a Picasso painting after scoring in the 2-0 win over Saint-Etienne on Jan 31, 2016
Team News: Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic partners Gary Cahill, Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns for PSG
Branislav Ivanovic partners Gary Cahill in John Terry's absence for tonight's last-16 Champions League clash, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns for PSG.
Feb 16, 18:50
Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender David Luiz gestures towards Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge in
Preview: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole looks ahead to the Champions League last 16 first leg between PSG and Chelsea as the two sides meet for the third year in a row in the competition.
Feb 15, 20:53
John Terry applauds as he leaves the pitch during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Newcastle United on February 13, 2016
John Terry ruled out of Chelsea's Paris Saint-Germain clash
John Terry is ruled out of Chelsea's Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.
Feb 15, 15:32
Willian celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Newcastle United on February 13, 2016
Result: Chelsea hit five against relegation-threatened Newcastle United
Pedro scores twice as Chelsea record a 5-1 win over Newcastle United in Saturday evening's Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.
Feb 13, 19:22
Chelseas Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas (2nd R) runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England, on September 26, 2015.
Preview: Chelsea vs. Newcastle United
Sports Mole previews Saturday's late Premier League kickoff as Chelsea welcome Newcastle United to Stamford Bridge.
Feb 11, 15:31
Diego Costa celebrates his late equaliser during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on February 7, 2016
Result: Late Diego Costa strike denies Manchester United victory at Stamford Bridge
Diego Costa nets in injury time as Chelsea make it 11 games unbeaten under Guus Hiddink and deny Manchester United victory at Stamford Bridge.
Feb 7, 17:53
Diego Costa cares not for Jose Holebas during the Premier League game between Watford and Chelsea on February 3, 2016
Result: Chelsea draw with Watford to remain unbeaten under Guus Hiddink
Chelsea remain unbeaten under interim manager Guus Hiddink with a goalless draw against Watford at Vicarage Road.
Feb 3, 21:39
Eden Hazard congratulates little Oscar during the FA Cup game between MK Dons and Chelsea on January 31, 2016
Result: Oscar scores first-half hat-trick as Chelsea thump MK Dons in FA Cup
Oscar scores a first-half hat-trick and Eden Hazard ends his 273-day wait for a goal as Chelsea destroy MK Dons 5-1 in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Jan 31, 17:51
Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Pedro (C) runs with the ball in the build up to scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England on August 23, 20
Preview: Chelsea vs. West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Premier League clash between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge.
Jan 11, 22:11
Mikel John Obi of Chelsea looks on during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Guus Hiddink: 'John Obi Mikel is the ideal player for Chelsea'
Interim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink stresses the importance of John Obi Mikel to his plans for the remainder of the season.
Jan 3, 19:13
Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Team News: Chelsea welcome back Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa for Crystal Palace trip
Chelsea welcome back Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa to their starting lineup for Sunday's Premier League match at Crystal Palace.
Jan 3, 12:33
Ander Hererra reacts to a missed chance during the game between Manchester United and Chelsea on December 28, 2015
Result: Manchester United held by Chelsea to make it eight without a win
Chelsea hold Manchester United to a goalless draw at Old Trafford, extending the Red Devils' winless run in all competitions to eight games.
Dec 28, 19:22
Louis van Gaal watches on during the game between Manchester United and Chelsea on December 28, 2015
Live Commentary: Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive the goalless draw between Manchester United and Chelsea as the Red Devils fail to win for the eighth match in a row.
Dec 28, 17:01
Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas battles with Odion Ighalo of Watford on December 26, 2015
Result: Watford hold Guus Hiddink's Chelsea to draw at Stamford Bridge
Guus Hiddink's second reign as interim Chelsea manager begins with a 2-2 draw at home to Watford.
Dec 26, 16:54
Nemanja Matic of Chelsea in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Nemanja Matic baffled by Chelsea form
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic admits that he "cannot explain" why his side have struggled so much this season following their ninth league defeat of the campaign.
Dec 16, 17:51
Nemanja Matic of Chelsea in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Nemanja Matic: 'Difficult to recover from Bournemouth defeat'
Nemanja Matic admits that Chelsea will find it difficult to recover from Saturday's 1-0 loss to Bournemouth.
Dec 6, 13:51
Bournemouth's English striker Glenn Murray (R) celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge in London on December 5, 2015.
Result: Glenn Murray strikes late to condemn Chelsea to defeat
Glenn Murray comes off the bench to score the winner as Bournemouth beat Chelsea 1-0 to condemn the Premier League champions to an eighth defeat of the season.
Dec 5, 19:23
Nemanja Matic of Chelsea in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Nemanja Matic to play despite double fracture to face
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that Nemanja Matic will play against Bournemouth despite suffering fractures to his nose and cheekbone.
Dec 4, 12:40
Willian of Chelsea celebrates scoring his teams second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC and Chelsea FC at Sammy Ofer Stadium on November 24, 2015
Result: Chelsea net four to thrash 10-man Maccabi Tel Aviv
Chelsea move a step closer to qualification from Group G of the Champions League with a 4-0 away thrashing of 10-man Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Nov 24, 21:40
Jose Mourinho Manager of Chelsea looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on October 17, 2015
Preview: Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League Group G match between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Chelsea.
Nov 23, 14:14
Diego Costa (C) of Chelsea scores his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on November 21, 2015
Result: Diego Costa goal gives Chelsea victory over Norwich City
A Diego Costa goal gives Chelsea their first Premier League victory in four matches with a 1-0 win over Norwich City at Stamford Bridge.
Nov 21, 16:55
Netherlands' midfielder Arjen Robben (L) celebrates with Netherlands' midfielder Daley Blind (R) after scoring Netherlands' second goal during the international friendly football match between Wales and Netherlands at Cardiff City Stadium in south Wales o
Euro 2016 missing men XI
Sports Mole selects a best XI of the footballers that will not be playing at next summer's European Championships in France.
Nov 19, 12:24
Serbia's footballer Nemanja Matic vies for the ball with Brazil's Neymar during a friendly match ahead of the upcoming Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 6, 2014
Nemanja Matic weighing up Serbia retirement
Nemanja Matic blasts the lack of professionalism from his Serbia teammates and admits that he is even weighing up international retirement.
Nov 14, 14:28
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his fifth against Espanyol on September 12, 2015
Report: Chelsea to offer trio to Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo
Chelsea could reportedly offer Eden Hazard, Nemanja Matic and Oscar to Real Madrid in a bid to prise Cristiano Ronaldo away from the Bernabeu.
Nov 12, 11:27
Aaron Cresswell of West Ham United and Diego Costa of Chelsea compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at Boleyn Ground on October 24, 2015
Chelsea, West Ham United fined by FA after admitting misconduct charge
The Football Association fines Chelsea and West Ham United £50,000 and £40,000 respectively after both clubs admitted charges of misconduct.
Nov 10, 16:06
Willian (L) and Diego Costa (R) of Chelsea show their dejection after conceding the first goal to Stoke City during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Chelsea at Britannia Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England.
Nemanja Matic slams 'fake' league table
Nemanja Matic acknowledges that Chelsea have been poor, but is adamant that they should be higher than 16th in the Premier League table.
Nov 8, 23:58
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015
Jamie Redknapp: 'Jose Mourinho to blame for Chelsea slump'
Jamie Redknapp believes that the responsibility for Chelsea's poor start to the Premier League season lies solely on the shoulders of manager Jose Mourinho.
Nov 7, 22:20
Nemanja Matic of Chelsea in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Chelsea's Nemanja Matic "ready" to play without Jose Mourinho at Britannia
Nemanja Matic says that he and his Chelsea teammates are "ready" to play without manager Jose Mourinho in this weekend's match at the Britannia against Stoke.
Nov 6, 08:01
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