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Moses Fires Chelsea Past Burnley; Ndidi, Iheanacho Start In Leicester Draw

Moses Fires Chelsea Past Burnley; Ndidi, Iheanacho Start In Leicester Draw

By Adeboye Amosu:                            Nigeria winger Victor Moses on Thursday bagged the winner as Chelsea beat Burnley 2-1 in the Premier League at Turf Moor to revive their hopes of claiming a UEFA Champions League spot, reports.

It was Moses’s third goal in 25 appearances for the dethroned English Premier League champions this season.

The win took fifth-placed Chelsea’s points haul to 63 from 34 games, five points adrift of Tottenham Hotspur in fourth place.

The former Wigan star also had a hand in Antonio Conte’s men first goal on the 20th minute of the encounter.

He received a long pass from Gary Cahill and his cross was bundled home by Kevin Long.

Chelsea wasted a number a good goal-scoring opportunities afterwards with Spaniard Alvaro Morata the worst culprit.

They were made to pay for those missed chances when Ashley Barnes equalised for the hosts in the 66th minute.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s shot looked to be heading wide, only for it to hit the heel of Barnes and creep past Thibaut Courtois.

Moses got the winner six minutes later, hotting home Emerson Palmieri’s cross.

At the King Power Stadium also on Thursday, Leicester City and Southampton battled to a 0-0 draw with the duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho involved from the start.

Ndidi, who made his 32nd league appearance for the Foxes in the game, played the entire 90 minutes, while Iheanacho who played his 17th league game of the season was substituted in the 76th minute with Foussane Diabate coming on for him.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 3
  • Luqmanov 7 months ago

    It is good that the core players in the present SE’s team are playing regularly for their clubsides this season. Majority of them are in first eleven of their respective teams unlike in 2014 when we went to the WC with bunch of bench warmers and match-rusty players. I remember at that time, Enyeama was our star player because of his club form that season unlike the likes of Mikel who warmed bench the whole season at Chelsea.
    This time around we have many of them in top form and playing weekly for their clubs. The likes of Mikel (he now captains club and country), Moses, Ndidi, Balogun, Ekong, Iwobi, Joel Obi, Etebo, Ogu, Ebuehi, Shehu, Aina, Idowu, Simon, Musa, Iheanacho, Ighalo, Ajayi, etc., are playing regularly for their clubs and are in top shape going to the World Cup. This really calls for optimism.

  • And sadiq umar

  • irabor kingsley 7 months ago

    Moses is on fire, these are glimpse of what we shall see at the world cup, i can’t wait for Russia 2018