The Italian is just one win away from steering the Blues to the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea will get the job done if they beat West Brom at The Hawthorns on Friday.
But head coach Antonio Conte has rejuvenated the Blues, who require three points from the final three games to claim the trophy after Monday night's 3-0 win which relegated Middlesbrough.
Asked what he had said to his players following the Middlesbrough win, Conte replied: "The message was now we need to take another step".
Conte is as demonstrative and emotional on the pitch as he is measured and softly spoken off it, though he did admit that in this match he felt "a little bit more relaxed".
He is the most defensive player to with the PFA's award since Terry and his impact has been huge in allowing his side to control games in a title winning season. Next it's West Brom and we have to try to win the league on Friday.More news: Ravens' John Harbaugh Defends Orioles In Growing Rivalry With Red Sox
A defeat or draw, though, would still leave Spurs the flimsiest of lifelines as they prepare for an emotional afternoon at White Hart Lane on Sunday against Manchester United, fittingly illustrious visitors for the last match to be played at the Lilywhites' 118-year-old stadium.
"Every opponent who goes there has a hard game".
'From that point of view I think it's very nice to hopefully be able to lift that Premier League title soon.
His latest two assists came on Monday night in Chelsea's 3-0 win over Middlesbrough.
At former club Juventus, Conte had two seasons in the Champions League: Juve reached the quarterfinals in 2012-13 before being swept aside by Bayern Munich, and then failed to advance from its group the following year.More news: NASA Nixes Plans to Send Astronauts to Lunar Orbit in 2019
"We have three games to go, three points we have to take to be champions", Matic said.
"We've worked so hard for a number of years to get back into the Premier League and we know how tough the Premier League is", he said.
Eden Hazard is Chelsea's most exciting player and has produced several moments that have been vital to his side's resurgent season.
This poor run consists of six defeats where they've failed to score in each, but the sole victory did come at home against Arsenal. We are excited but this is football, you have to concentrate until the last minute and we will see.More news: Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo