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Blues could announce third signing of the window

Juan Mata: Chelsea will regret selling Spaniard to Manchester United, predicts Arsene Wenger

The Arsenal manager admits he was at one stage interested in signing the Spain international

Chelsea present new signing Nemanja Matic

Transfer news: New Chelsea signing Nemanja Matic raring to go with aim of transforming Blues into the best team in Europe

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

Nemanja Matic

Player profile: Is Chelsea's latest signing Nemanja Matic really worth £21m?

The Serbia international has completed his return to Stamford Bridge

Nemanja Matic of Benfica

Transfer news: Chelsea sign Nemanja Matic from Benfica only three years after letting him go

Former Blue returning to Stamford Bridge on five-and-a-half year deal

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FifPro announces reserve Teams of the Year - but Luis Suarez and Arjen Robben won't be laughing while Iker Casillas is somehow named the second best goalkeeper of 2013

The second, third, fourth and fifth string Team of the Year has been announced and unlike the main award, both English and Premier League stars are included

Should you go back? With Nemanja Matic set for a return to Chelsea, we look at others who signed for former clubs, including Mathieu Flamini, Mark Hughes and Ian Rush

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

Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring a brilliant opener in Chelsea's 2-0 win over Hull

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

Chelsea captain John Terry and left-back Ashely Cole during the 2-1 victory over Liverpool

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

Chelsea 1 Swansea City 0: Jose Mourinho praises defence but admits strikers 'kill me' every match they fail to score

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

Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring for Chelsea against Swansea

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

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey tangles with Chelsea's Ramires during the draw at the Emirates

Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0 match report: Referee mistakes, including Theo Walcott penalty appeal, deny Premier League top spot to Arsenal

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