In explaining his departure, Conte admitted how highly he rates the combative midfielder - further entrenching the belief that Matic was sold to Manchester United against the Chelsea manager's wishes.
"I think they're in a real good position, the squad looks strong and I think how Rashford, Martial and Lukaku play will determine what happens", said former United defender Gary Neville.
"He did well as Chelsea won the league previous year, but he didn't go back to the level of 2014/15 and Cesc Fabregas was playing a lot more in the second half of last season.
It would be silly to dismiss Chelsea after the way they played so dominantly past year but looking at the teams, I think City and United will be up there and the teams to watch".
Giroud confirms Arsenal stay after opening-day winner A lot of people feel they aren't serious contenders because they do not have the "big" names that can elevate them to that level. The Premier League is back! Arsenal will today host erstwhile champions, Leicester City in a first-of-its-kind Friday kick-off.
Another former United forward, Wayne Rooney, will make his first Premier League start since rejoining boyhood club Everton when they host Stoke City at Goodison Park on Saturday.
Conte selected Michy Batshuayi ahead of the striker for Sunday's FA Community Shield defeat against Arsenal, but said that he is happy with his new signing's progress.
"We have Cesc Fabregas and we are trying to find another midfielder".
With the rest of his players showing the strain in some lacklustre preseason outings - Conte admits that Matic's experience will be missed amid the pressure of defending the title. "He needs to play regularly, he's a player I trust a lot".
'I think I had the benefit of realising how good he is when he's playing just in front of you - on and off the ball.
Carragher was speaking shortly after Giroud had helped Arsenal to an incredible comeback win against Leicester at the Emirates . The English Premier League is going to be back with a bang as Arsenal take on Leicester City in the opening match tonight.
Canaccord Genuity reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $36.00 target price on shares of AECOM in a research note on Tuesday. AECOM (ACM) belonging to the Industrials sector has declined -3.18% and closed its last trading session at $31.96.
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Frank Lampard has admitted that he was surprised to see Chelsea sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United this summer. Chelsea opted to let Matic leave the club this summer after they brought in Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
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Benchmark 10-year notes US10YT=RR last rose 5/32 in price to yield 2.2255 percent, from 2.242 percent late on Wednesday. Instead, investors turned to assets that tend to benefit in times of geopolitical and financial stress.
Bareilly Ki Barfi has been directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, who previously helmed Nil Battey Sannata , starring Swara Bhaskar. She further added, "When a guy is moophat or smokes, he is not considered characterless, but you judge girls too fast".
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The attacking duo of Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero have formed a lethal partnership, as was evident in the pre-season. Of the trio that have been brought in so far, Kyle Walker and Danilo started while Benjamin Mendy recovers from injury.
Mets dealing veteran Neil Walker to the Brewers
Neil Walker's tenure with the Mets was near a conclusion as the Mets finished batting practice Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. The Milwaukee Brewers have pulled off a deal to acquire second baseman Neil Walker in a trade with the New York Mets .
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Weather issues throughout the day meant the action was pushed into a later hour, and into the subsequent darkness. Obviously to be able to finish and not have to wake up at 5:30 (A.M.) tomorrow, get some rest".
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Kishor said the results may have been declared early this year because of the computerised system the BSEB adopted. This year more than 12 lakh students appeared for the examination out of which four lakh qualify the examination.