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Le Saux: Matic ban won't hurt Chelsea in Cup final

Former Chelsea fullback Graeme Le Saux believes Nemanja Matic's suspension for the Capital One Cup final can be covered.

Chelsea meet Tottenham tomorrow at Wembley.

He said: "Since he [Matic] came back to Chelsea his impact has been immense because he offers a different dimension to that team like no other player. Part of Chelsea's incredible defensive record is down to the shield he provides. Obviously he'll be missed but I don't think it puts them at a particular disadvantage for the game on Sunday.

"They can approach the Spurs game in a different way because man for man the Chelsea players are better than the Spurs players now that doesn't mean that Chelsea are going to win but I think that if you put [Eden] Hazard, Oscar, Willian if he plays, and [Diego] Costa with the passing of [Cesc] Fabregas if you put those up against the vulnerable Spurs back four then Jose will be able to exploit that and try to kill off the game early on."

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