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Moses Absent As Chelsea Extend Winning Streak; Balogun Benched In Brighton’s Home Draw

Moses Absent As Chelsea Extend Winning Streak; Balogun Benched In Brighton’s Home Draw

By Johnny Edward:

Victor Moses was left out of Chelsea’s match day squad for the first-time this season as The Blues recorded a hard-fought 2-0 home win over Bournemouth in Saturday’s English Premier League game at Stamford Bridge, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Moses has made only one substitute appearance for Chelsea since the start of the season.

Pedro Rodriguez came off the substitutes’ bench to score the opener in the 72nd minute of the encounter before Eden Hazard finished off a brilliant move in the 85th minute firing his shot past Asmir Begovic for Maurizio Sarri’s team who made it four wins from their opening four games.

The Blues started off brightly carving out three chances in the opening 30 minutes with Mateo Kovacic, Alvaro Morata and Willian all coming close.

Kovacic making his second start of the season found space at the edge of the box but his goal bound shot was saved by Begovic.

The Bosnia Herzegovina goalkeeper also made another save to deny Alvaro Morata in the 23rd minute.

Pedro made an instant impact scoring Chelsea’s opener eight minutes after he replaced Willian in the second half.

Hazard sealed of the win for the Blues finishing off a cool move inside the edge of the box.

Leon Balogun watched from the bench as Brighton & Hove Albion played a 2-2 draw wih Fulham at the Amex Stadium. Balogun has made three appearances this season – two starts and one substitute appearance on his debut.


At the Olympic Stadium, Wolverhampton recorded their first win of the EPL season defeating West Ham.

Adama Traore scored the winner in additional time to hand the Hammers their fourth successive league defeat in the EPL.

At thevGoodison Park, Everton forced Huddersfield Town to a 1-1 draw. Philip Billing gave Huddersfield Town the lead in the 34th minute, but Dominic Calvert-Lewis drew the Toffees level two minutes later with a header.

Crystal Palace suffered their third defeat of the season losing 2-0 at home to Southampton. A goal in each half from Danny Ings and another from Jannik Vesteregard in stoppage time secured a hard fought win for the Saints.

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  • pls CSN not 1st time but 2nd time left out of de match day squad. pls someone shld transform it to language SARRI wil understand, dat victor resign frm nigeria to focus on chelsea to help dem to win trophy.or is he has dat wicked? as 4victor, happy benchin life @victor moses.

  • Moses has been left out for the second time this season, and back to back. He wasn’t named on the bench last weekend and today, too. Mr Johnny, edit. Thank you

  • Chairmanfemi 3 years ago

    Johnny Edward and his articles everytime. This is not the first time Moses will be left out of the match-day squad rather it the Second consecutive time.
    Butteressing on what @oluwa said, I was speaking with someone about this Victor Moses lack of Game time in Chelsea and one thing he said was “I swear Moses no get Good adviser”. He shouldn’t havw retired so early from the National team. Now he’s focusing on Chelsea(club career as he said when he retired) in his home…Mtcheew.