ANTONIO CONTE REVEALS WHY HE STARTED MATIC AHEAD OF FABREGAS

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Nemanja Matic returned to Chelsea’s starting XI after missing Chelsea’s clash with Manchester City due to injury and Antonio Conte revealed after the game that he opted for Nemanja Matic ahead of Fabregas to cope with West Brom’s physical threat.

Conte told BT Sport: “West Brom for sure is a physical team.

“But I think Matic, before the injury, played very well and it’s right to continue to play that.

“To have a good substitute like Cesc is important for me.”

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