Chelsea’s robust midfielder Nemanja Matic believes that Chelsea have to score against Tottenham Hotspur, in their mid week tie. Chelsea would be looking to create a hefty gap between themselves and rivals Manchester City. Nemanja Matic understands that teams could commit men behind the ball to stop the Chelsea juggernaut.

“It was difficult for us to find a space there. We didn’t find the space, but in the next game (against Spurs) this cannot happen – we have to score,” Matic said.

“Of course now every team is going to defend like that and we know that, but we are ready for it, we will just have find a space to score.

“Mourinho said before the game that it was going to be a hard game, for sure, and it was a hard game.

Chelsea were held to a 0-0 draw against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Gus Poyet’s team frustrated the men in Blue, who as usual dominated the game and displayed their varied talents.

“I think we just have to think about the next game. So we have to concentrate on that.”

Costa will miss the game through suspension but Matic is confident either Didier Drogba or Loic Remy can come in and do the business against their London rivals.

“Of course we need everybody,” said Matic. “But we have good strikers. We have Didier (Drogba), we have (Loic) Remy. So I’m not scared.”

Chelsea have been more than clinical in their Premier League campaign so far and in thick of their midfield action is Nemanja Matic. Matic has been Chelsea’s silent outstanding performer and his budding partnership with Cesc Fabreags has reaped profits for the London based side. He has been considered by some to be one of the best holding midfield players in the world.

Matic moved to Chelsea, this summer on a fee of  £21 million on a five-and-a-half-year contract, and by the looks of it, the imposing Serbian seems to be the best Chelsea buy of this season, only rivaled by Diego Costa.

Chelsea meanwhile have been more than solid in their Premier League and Champions League endeavors. The Blues defeated former Chelsea player and manager Robetro di Matteo’s Schalke 04, 5-0.

Although the team suffered a minor hault in the form of Sunderland, Jose Mourinho was quick to dismiss signs of complacency, even though the special one commented ‘We lost two points’.

Chelsea would be once again looking for a win against Tottenham, in the London Derby.