The uncompromising defensive midfielder was at the heart of Jose Mourinho’s pragmatic run to this year’s title as the Blues built up a lead and then stoically eked out the results necessary to secure top spot with three games to spare.
It was an approach that led to opposition fans regularly accusing them of being "boring, boring Chelsea".
"Next season we will try to continue and win the title again," Matic said. "We are Chelsea and we know what we have to do to."
By the time they do, Mourinho could have committed himself to the club even further with reports that the Portuguese manager, who is halfway through a four-year contract signed on his return to Stamford Bridge in June 2013, having verbally verbally agreed a two-year extension.
But Matic knows how tough it will be to keep hold of their crown and he added: "Of course next season is going to be more difficult for us. Everyone knows that we are champions, so they will fight against us with more motivation. But we deserve that.
"I am very happy because we are champions, especially when we know we have three games to play. We showed character, not only against Crystal Palace on Sunday but all season.
"We deserve that three games to play with a bit more freedom, we will try to enjoy the games and to play seriously as well."
It will seem like exhibition stuff compared to the results Chelsea have ground out recently, but all the time there is the league crown at stake, Matic and his cohorts have been taught there is only one objective.
"When you are there almost to win the title there is more pressure and you don’t want to lose it," Matic said. "The most important thing is that every game, if you can win three points.
"Nobody will ask in five or 10 years how we played and whether we enjoyed it on the pitch or if the fans enjoyed it. They will just look at the table. This is the most important thing.
We showed this season that we are always dangerous, that we can always win
"When you know the whole country looks to you, and wait to see what you’re going to do, and when you play at home and you need to win to be champions, of course you have some pressure.
"But that is why we play at this stadium and that is why we play for Chelsea, because we know how to cope with that."
Chelsea have led the table virtually uninterrupted since the very first weekend of the season and will celebrate with an open-topped bus tour of West London on May 25.
But Matic suspects they will not be able to have things their own way next season with more than a handful of other clubs in the running.
"In the Premier League you always have five, six teams who want to win the title," he said. "Next season is going to be the same, going to be hard for us, but we showed this season that we are always dangerous, that we can always win. And I hope that we can meet that."