Category: victor moses

“I got one today, five more to go! We are enjo…

“I got one today, five more to go! We are enjoying our
football. Marcos is doing very well by scoring goals, and I want to contribute
too. I’m happy to score my first goal this season but hopefully I’ll score more
in the future.”

“Any one of us can score. We definitely will have chances
[in games] but it’s just about converting them. We showed that we have good
enough players to score us goals. We are pleased that Willian, Eden and myself
were on the score-sheet. The most important thing is that we are happy.”

-Victor Moses; source: Evening Standard

The squad trains for tomorrow’s match against …

The squad trains for tomorrow’s match against Arsenal.

Chelsea left Eden Hazard on the bench and stil…

Chelsea left Eden Hazard on the bench and still overwhelmed Stoke in a 5-0 win in the Premier League on Saturday, with the first three goals coming in the opening 23 minutes. Goals by Antonio Rudiger, Danny Drinkwater – with a thumping shot from the edge of the area – and Pedro Rodriguez put Chelsea in charge at Stamford Bridge. Willian converted a penalty to make it 4-0 before Davide Zappacosta completed the rout with a strike from outside the area.

Huddersfield 1-3 Chelsea Chelsea put their Wes…

Huddersfield 1-3 Chelsea

Chelsea put their West Ham defeat misery behind them by
beating Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium. The visitors broke the deadlock
on 23 minutes, Tiemoue Bakayoko capitalising up a poor clearance to score. Willian
doubled the lead just before half-time, heading home Marcos Alonso’s cross at
the back post. Four minutes into the second half Pedro made it 3-0, curling
home an effort from the edge of the area

Chelsea’s hamstring curse has struck again with Victor…

Chelsea’s hamstring curse has struck again with Victor Moses set to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines as their injury crisis deepens. Moses became the third Chelsea player in just two weeks to suffer a hamstring injury when he hobbled off during their 2-1 loss at Crystal Palace – striker Alvaro Morata and midfielder N’Golo Kante sustained similar injuries in recent games.

“It does feel like yesterday [when I signed] to be honest. I am…

“It does feel like yesterday [when I signed] to be honest.
I am glad to still be here and I am enjoying every single bit of my
football at the moment. I just want to keep on going. The most important thing is helping my team-mates when
we are on the pitch and make sure we win as many games as we can. This
season is going to be a very difficult season but we have to do the best
to make sure everyone is happy, the fans, the club, everyone.“

-Victor Moses; source: Chelsea FC

Rudiger set to undergo Chelsea medical today

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Rudiger set to undergo Chelsea medical today

Antonio Rudiger will undergo a medical in London today ahead of a move to Chelsea, according to The Sun.

As per The Sun, Rudiger is on the verge of joining the Premier League champions, in a move that will set Chelsea back a whopping £34M.

Rudiger has proven himself able to perform consistently in one of Europe’s top five leagues, and also for the German national team, that may be a small price to pay for an accomplished centre-back, who is only going to get better.

The Sun believe that Rudiger’s arrival could see Cesar Azpilicueta shifted out to right-wing-back. It is unclear where that would leave Victor Moses, who was one of the surprise stars of the season last time around.

The tabloid note that Rudiger’s arrival is unlikely to have any impact on Gary Cahill and David Luiz, who are expected to continue at the heart of Antonio Conte’s back three.

How Antonio Conte’s Chelsea could lineup for the 2017/18 campaign

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How Antonio Conte’s Chelsea could lineup for the 2017/18 campaign

It’s that time of the year where Chelsea are linked with virtually every two-legged mammal on the planet.

The days of endless links to Hulk and Radamel Falcao are a thing of the past, with the latter (finally) arriving at Stamford Bridge, and failing to replicate the standard of performances he put in elsewhere.

We are now in a new era. An era of Leonardo Bonucci’s and Tiemoue Bakayoko’s. If we signed every player that we have been linked with by the world’s media this summer, Roman Abramovich would soon be declaring bankruptcy.

However, among the plethora of baseless reports, are genuine indications of how Antonio Conte may actually spend his transfer budget this summer. Here’s how Chelsea could line up on the opening day of the 2017/18 Premier League campaign.

GK – Thibaut Courtois

Though he is yet to put pen-to-paper on a contract extension, it’s difficult to see Courtois leaving this summer. The Golden Glove winner is going to be a cornerstone in Antonio Conte’s side again next season.

RCB – Cesar Azpilicueta

A right-back, who was successfully trialled at left-back, who may have found his most comfortable position at centre-back. Azpilicueta continues to surprise us; I wouldn’t be surprised to see him start upfront next term.

CB – David Luiz

Luiz scarcely put a foot wrong last season, and although it is difficult to imagine that he will be a viable long-term option in Conte’s back-three, he definitely has at least another season or two in him at the top.

LCB – Leonardo Bonucci

Piecing this back three together was a challenge, as Bonucci is most comfortable in the middle of the three. However, it’s difficult to see either of the aforementioned being omitted from the side ahead of Gary Cahill, and Bonucci appears to be one of our top targets for the summer window.

RWB – Victor Moses

Moses was one of the surprise packages of the 2016/17 season. A sub-par winger, who was swiftly transformed into an exceptional right-wing-back. Although we do need to draft in another to provide competition for the Nigerian, he has made that spot in the side his own.

CM – Tiemoue Bakayoko

It is only a matter of time before Bakayoko becomes a Chelsea player, and for a reported £35M transfer fee, he is not arriving to sit on the bench. Both Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas are going to find themselves fighting for first-team opportunities.

CM – N’Golo Kante

The first name on the team-sheet, the FWA, PFA, PL and CFC Player of The Year, and one of the best midfielders on the planet. Here’s to many more years of Kante being a Blue…

LWB – Alex Sandro

He’s going to cost us an arm and a leg, but I would imagine that Sandro will be a Chelsea player by the end of the transfer window. A major upgrade on Marcos Alonso, and will give Eden Hazard plenty of freedom to do his thing.

RW – Pedro

After a disappointing debut season, Pedro was influential in our success last season. He will hold down this spot in the side ahead of Willian next season.

LW – Eden Hazard

Though he will miss the opening few games of the Premier League season, there can be no doubting that Hazard will be starting every game while fit for Chelsea next season. He has established himself among the top ten players on the planet.

ST – Romelu Lukaku

Diego Costa will not be a Chelsea player come the start of next season, that is now clear. Lukaku is the favourite to replace him, and signing him is an exciting prospect for anyone with any affiliation with the club – he guarantees goals, and will only get better.

Bench: Caballero, Christensen, Ake, Matic, Fabregas, Willian, Batshuayi.

Chelsea join Man City and Liverpool in the race to sign Arsenal winger

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Chelsea join Man City and Liverpool in the race to sign Arsenal winger

Silly season is well and truly underway.

Chelsea have joined the race to sign Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to Sky Sports.

Sky Sports believe that the Premier League champions will face competition from Premier League counterparts Manchester City and Liverpool in the race to sign the England international – but Antonio Conte appears keen to draft him into his squad this summer.

At the tail end of last season, Oxlade-Chamberlain played as a right-wing-back, as Arsene Wenger experimented with a 3-4-3 system. Conte may well be interested in signing Oxlade-Chamberlain to play in that position, as Victor Moses remains our only naturally suited option in that position.

Alternatively, he could be signed to provide competition for Pedro and Willian, although there does not appear to be any dire need for reinforcements in that position.

It seems unlikely that Arsenal would be willing to sell us anyone, let alone an important first-team player. However, if Sky Sports are to be believed, Chelsea are showing interest.

Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses was a surprise absentee from the…

Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses was a surprise absentee from the Nigeria squad that was announced yesterday for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa. Turns out there’s a very good reason for that.

Chris Green, an executive at the Nigerian Football Federation revealed that the absence is due to a scheduled surgery on Moses’s toe.

“He has been carrying a toe injury for a while and has surgery scheduled for it. The coach has known about it for a while and so have we. We decided it was best to let him have his surgery now so he can be ready for the new season.”

-Chris Green; source: KweséESPN