Unlike the Manchester United supporters down at the bar who are in great spirits, the Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are in a sour mood
Antonio Conte’s side have some work to do, both on and off the pitch.
A summer of frustration in failing to sign transfer targets has been followed up with a home defeat to Burnley and plenty more groans from the Stamford Bridge faithful.
It’s been a disappointing start, only made worse by the Old Trafford debut for former Blue Nemanja Matic.
The Serb who left the Bridge to reunite with Jose Mourinho was outstanding as Manchester United thrashed West Ham 4-0 in their opening league game.
Matic looked at home in the middle, snuffing out West Ham attacks and thwarting their advances throughout, while allowing Paul Pogba to the freedom to join the attack.
The 29 year-old brings an aggression to the United midfield that was exempt from a typical Jose Mourinho team.
Matic already appears to be justifying his price tag and the decision by Chelsea to let him leave for a Premier League rival looks all the more bizarre.
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