Chelsea’s Matic sends Premier League warning

Serb warns there is room for improvement and his side will only get better as the season goes on

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has warned the Blues’ Premier League title rivals that they will only get better as they continue their quest to regain the title.

The Blues endured a horror season last campaign, surrendering their title to shock winners Leicester City, however, Antonio Conte has miraculously change the west London club’s fortunes this campaign, as they extended their winning run to 11 games.

A 1-0 away win over Crystal Palace was enough to secure yet another three points for the Blues, who have excelled since changing to a 3-4-3 formation.

Both Matic and former Leicester midfielder N’Golo Kante have been impressive in Conte’s midfield this campaign, but the 28-year-old insists he and his teammates haven’t peaked too soon and will only get better.

“We can improve, of course.” said Matic. “Sometimes when we are 1-0 up we have to find a way to kill the game.

“1-0 in the Premier League against a team like Crystal Palace is very dangerous because they can score at any time.

“I am sure that we can improve and that he [Chelsea boss Antonio Conte] knows what we have to do in the future.

“The team is strong and is concentrating in every part of the game.”As you see against Crystal Palace, they had some dangerous action but we all stayed together on the pitch and we follow the ideas of our coach and this the result.”

“As you see against Crystal Palace, they had some dangerous action but we all stayed together on the pitch and we follow the ideas of our coach and this the result.”

Diego Costa scored the only goal of the game and sits top of the Premier League scoring charts with 13 goals.

Conte’s men will next face Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day, looking to make it a dozen wins on the trot.

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