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Nemanja Matic

26-Year-Old Midfielder     Chelsea  Premier

Birthdate:  August 1, 1988    Birthplace:  Šabac, Serbia    Nationality:  Serbia    Height:  6' 4"    Weight:  181 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Nemanja Matic Contract Information:

Signed a five-and-a-half year contract with Chelsea in January 2014.

February 24, 2015    Nemanja Matic News

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Matic's three-match ban for violent conduct stemming from last weekend's match against Burnley has been reduced to two games, the FA announced Tuesday.

Matic will miss this weekend's Capital One Cup final against Tottenham, as well as a Premier League match against West Ham on March 4, but he will be eligible to return March 15 against Southampton.

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February 21, 2015

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Matic was sent off with a straight red card during Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Burnley on Saturday.

Ashley Barnes hit Matic with a dangerous tackle that could have seriously damaged his leg, and the latter immediately rose from the ground and shoved Barnes, leading to the ejection. He'll miss the Capital One Cup final against Tottenham, as well as two additional Premier League matches.

December 3, 2014

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Matic picked up his fifth yellow card of the season during Chelsea's 3-0 win over Tottenham on Wednesday, and he will be suspended for Saturday's match against Newcastle at St. James' Park.

Matic has been an absolute rock in the defensive midfield for Chelsea this season, but his absence will create an opening for Ramires to get his first start since Nov. 8.

November 23, 2014

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Matic tied a season-high with three shots, while recording 107 touches and one key pass in his fourth clean sheet of the season in Saturday's 2-0 win over West Brom.

While his fantasy upside is fairly limited in most formats, Matic is the rock in the back-end of the Chelsea midfield.

November 8, 2014

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Matic picked up his second assist of the season Saturday against Liverpool.

Despite playing as a defensive midfielder, Matic has been very involved of late, scoring a goal against Maribor in the Champions League on Wednesday before picking up an assist Saturday. However, both plays were a bit fluky, and he isn't likely to have a breakout fantasy season in most leagues.

October 5, 2014

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Matic had three successful clearances but failed to take a shot for the third straight Premier League match during Chelsea's 2-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday.

Matic scored the lone-goal in Chelsea's 1-0 win over Sporting CP in the Champions League on Tuesday, though he is definitely more of a defensive player, which means a majority of his fantasy value will come from clean sheets, something that isn't often handsomely rewarded for midfielders in most fantasy formats.

September 1, 2014

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Matic had a goal and an assist during Chelsea's 6-3 rout of Everton on Saturday.

Matic's goal was a bit fluky, finding the way to the net through two defenders and off the post, but a goal is a goal. He's primarily a defensive midfielder, so it's unlikely that we're about to witness a significant scoring tear.

August 18, 2014

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Matic started and played all 90 minutes of Chelsea's 3-1 win over Burnley on Monday, but the defensive midfielder finished with zero shots.

Matic is a huge force in the Chelsea midfield, but with his defensive tendencies, he makes for a fairly weak fantasy option.