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Matic completed a £20m return to Stamford Bridge this week and although the decision lies with Jose Mourinho, Matic is hoping for an immediate selection to make an impact

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The Serbia international has completed his return to Stamford Bridge

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Serbia international Matic looks set for a second spell at Stamford Bridge, but will it be more successful than his first?

Transfer news: Nemanja Matic confirms he has played last game for Benfica as Chelsea move nears

Serbian midfielder on the verge of rejoining London club

Chelsea transfer news: Nemanja Matic closer to signing in £21m deal

The Serbia international only left Chelsea in 2011, at which time he was valued at £4m

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Hull City 0 Chelsea 2 match report: Eden Hazard’s masterclass in finishing opens up Chelsea’s route to the top

Hazard dazzled the Hull defence before firing in from outside the box to break the deadlock with Fernando Torres adding a second late on

David Luiz has been linked with a move to Barcelona after he claimed to turn down a transfer in the summer

Transfer news: Barcelona make fresh enquiry for Chelsea defender David Luiz as Blues eye Kurt Zouma move - reports

Luiz claimed he turned down a move to the Nou Camp in the summer transfer window but Chelsea are believed to be prepared to let the Brazilian move on if the right fee is offered

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Chelsea captain John Terry admits Blues have their belief back after losing their 'identity' in recent years

Chelsea beat Liverpool on Sunday to strengthen their title credentials as they sit just two points behind leaders Arsenal

Jose Mourinho has admitted his Chelsea strikers kill him every time they fail to finish a game off

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Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba have struggled to provide the goals that could decide whether Chelsea are in contention come the end of the season

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Chelsea 1 Swansea City 0 match report: Familiar frustrations for Blues but Eden Hazard ensures they remain in the hunt

Chelsea's strikers once again failed to produce in front of goal but Hazard ensured they took maximum points in low-scoring affair

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