True story revealed: Chelsea first team midfielder blasts off Jose Mourinho for the “incident”, praises Antonio Conte and more

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Nemanja Matic claims he has refound his mojo after surviving the humiliation of being subbed off as a sub against Southampton last season.

The Serb’s campaign hit rock-bottom as he was replaced by then- Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho only 28 minutes after coming on at half-time during the defeat at Stamford Bridge last October.

Under Mourinho’s successor Antonio Conte, Matic is back to his best and the 2-0 win over the Saints on Sunday was the Londoners’ fourth consecutive league victory — all without conceding a goal.

But midfield hardman Matic admitted he needed to be strong to return from the embarrassment inflicted by his previous manager.

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