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Lampard: Chelsea Struggling Due To Absence Of Injured Moses

Lampard: Chelsea Struggling Due To Absence Of Injured Moses

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has stated that his former club are struggling defensively due to Victor Moses‘ absence.

Moses is Antonio Conte’s first choice for the right-wing-back, but the 26-year-old has been out of action since limping off in the first half of their 2-1 Premier League defeat at former club Crystal Palace on October 14.

Following Chelsea’s 3-0 loss to AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, Lampard said it was evident the West London club were missing Moses despite Conte trying out Davide Zappacosta and Cesar Azpilicuerta in his absence.

“Moses is a miss,” Lampard said on BT Sport.

“You wouldn’t have thought that 18 months ago with what he’s given them in the right-wing back position.

“He’s [Conte] is covering it with Azpilicueta, he’s covering it with Zappacosta, but it’s affecting the whole back five.

“And I think he will want to get back to knowing what his three is and working on it through the week.

“The players are going to have to react because I don’t think Conte is a manager that will change his way. He might change players in the team but they’ll have to work.

“Hearing discontent about training, they better get used to it because he’ll want to work his way out of it.”

Chelsea have to regroup quickly for their next big test which is against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 26
  • True talk it was funny when some Chelsea fans claims zappacosta will bench moses

  • Moses 26? Did u just moses 26?

    • The age so declared is football age. Accept it like that please.

    • Rightly,Moses is actually 26 years

    • That’s his football age

    • For the doubting Thomases please bring proof that claims otherwise. Because a lot of Nigerians are cheats they can’t stand the fact that not everyone is like them

    • The age is not important issue here, the issue is how important he is to Chelsea.

    • Moses started his football career in england…… He has played in every level….so forging his age would be so impossible…..

      He left Nigeria then after the death of his parents and he was like 8 that time…..

      Can you say the same for Ahmed musa??? Who’s just #24?

    • Zabaleta is looking older than Thierry Henry and Drogba and his just 31years while the 2 London legend were 39 &38 years respectively. So why Moses age is subject of controversy here. dude age is just a number OK.

  • Nigeria don’t value Nigerian players playing outside the country

  • This man is really crying for the injury of victor moses, what a miss.

  • Nonsense, but Conte preferred Zapacosta to Moses just because he scored a useless goal against a harpless team during the opening stages of the champion’s league or so and he had always preferred Zapacosta in Hus starting eleven….the struggle will continue for him.

  • Well said lampard.

  • Victor Moses and kante,are quite missed,the woes continue on Sunday unless they are back to the starting lineup for Chelsea.

  • flex 1 year ago

    Moses was brought up in England, left Nigeria at d age of eight,so b careful to judge

  • Up super eagles star :Victor Moses.

  • No moses n kante it will continue to be though for Chelsea to win a match

  • Its now very obvious that Moses and Kante are the ♥ #Heart of Chelsea..

  • Youngpilot Horlicity 1 year ago

    Professor Kante
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    Lolxxxxx