By Dare Esan:
Super Eagles forward Victor Moses is seeking to score his second goal against Tottenham on Sunday and take his total tally to 20 in 212 Premier League games, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The Nigerian scored the winner in a 2-1 defeat of Tottenham in November 2016 at Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea wing-back will hope to help his club overcome the visitors who have not won at Stamford Bridge in 25 matches.
If Moses scores, it will be his third goal of the season following goals against Brighton and West Brom in January and February 2018 respectively.
The Chelsea star has appeared 21 times for the Blues in the league so far this term and has started 19 of the games.
If he starts on Sunday, it will be his 146th start in 212 games since he made his Premier League debut in February 2010, coming in for Hugo Rodallega in his then club Wigan Athletic’s 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light against their hosts Sunderland.
Moses made his most starts in a Premier League season in Wigan Athletic shirt.In the 2011/2012 season he made 36 starts in 38 games, scoring six times while in 2016/2017, the year he became a Premier League winner with Chelsea and got converted to a wing-back, he made 29 starts in 34 games and scored three times.
In the 2014/2015 season while on loan at Stoke City he made 19 starts in 19 games, scoring thrice.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi hopes to make it 31 starts in 31 games for Leicester City this season.
The lanky former Genk of Belgium star has started all EPL games the club has played this season.
In fact he has started in all 47 EPL games the club has played since he joined from Belgium in January 2017, scoring only twice – with the goals coming last season.
Ndidi’s compatriot at Leicester, Kelechi Iheanacho, is fighting to be fit for the club’s game against Brighton.
If he is certified fit and he starts, it will be his fourth start in 14 EPL games this season and 16th overall in 62 games since he made his debut in the competition in August 2015, coming in as an 89th minute substitute for Raheem Sterling in the 2-0 defeat of visiting Watford.
In a related development, Arsenal’s Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi will be eyeing his first start in four games against visiting Stoke City on Sunday.
In his debut season for the Gunners, Iwobi was a 72nd minute substitute for Theo Walcott at the Britannia Stadium (Bet 365 Stadium) where the Gunners forced their hosts to a goalless draw.
Last season he came in as a 69th minute substitute and scored six minutes later to wrap-up the Gunners’ 3-1 win at the Emirates.
At the start of the on-going season the Nigerian was used as a substitute yet again, coming in for Granit Xhaka on 79 minutes in the team’s 1-0 loss away the Bet 365 stadium.
If he starts on Sunday it will be his 16th start in 20 league games this season and 42nd in 59 league games in total.