Matic Prepared To Battle Kante For Starting Spot

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Chelsea midfielder, Nemanja Matic is not bothered about having to fight for his spot with new Chelsea signing, N’golo Kante in the midfield.

Kante became Antonio Conte’s second signing at the club, when the France international signed a five-year deal at the club. The deal is believed to have cost Chelsea £30 million.

Kante will subsequently battle with Matic for a berth in Antonio Conte’s starting lineup, but the Serbian insists that he is unfazed by the arrival of the 25-year-old, who played a major role in Leicester City’s Premier League title triumph last season.

“I am sure that 100,000 players want to come to play for Chelsea so there is always competition, all life is a fight so every player is ready for that,” Matic said.

“Yes, [it is great to have him] he is a good player and I am sure that he will bring a lot of qualities to our team and all good players are welcome to our team.

“He is a great player and it was difficult play against him [last season] and I am very happy because he is coming to Chelsea.”

In addition to Kante Chelsea also signed Michy Batshuayi this summer, with the striker arriving from Marseille for a fee of £33m.

And Matic has backed the 22-year-old to prove a major success at Stamford Bridge.

“He has quality of course and he is welcome because he is a great player,” he added. “I hope that he is going to bring quality to our team, they are going to improve with us and that’s it.

“Yes, he is a good striker and that’s why Chelsea bought him and I am sure he will bring quality to our team and I am sure he will score a lot of goals.”



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