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Former Chelsea assistant Ray Wilkins has slammed some of the Blues’ recent transfer dealings, particularly the club’s sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United.

He expressed dismay at decisions made by his old club, especially selling the Serbian to a title rival.

Matic joined United to reunite with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in the off-season, and has made a strong start in the Red Devils’ squad.

Wilkins told BBC, “The selling of Matic to Manchester United as far as I’m concerned was an absolute disgrace, because that should never have happened.

“He [Matic] is going to be the difference between Manchester United winning and Manchester United not winning this year.”

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Chelsea signed Tiemoue Bakayoko for £40 million from Monaco in July, two days after allowing Nathaniel Chalobah to join Watford for £34m less.

Wilkins added, “Chalobah went for £6m. I can’t quite see that at £6m. I don’t really see the differential between Bakayoko at £40m and Chalobah at six.

“I can’t see £34m difference between the two guys. Chalobah just comes back from the Under-21 European Championships and all of a sudden he is bombed out for £6m.

“£34m comes in and we sell the best holding midfield player in the country (Matic) to one of our biggest rivals.

“I can’t really see how that happens.”

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