It was the turn of of Nigerians in the English Premier League to swing into action after the international break.
Leicester City lost narrowly to visiting Chelsea by 1-2 at the King Power Stadium.
Victor Moses started for Chelsea at right full back while Wilfred Ndidi saw lots of action in an encounter that produced mostly midfield battles.
Moses had a good game with one cracking shot that was just about kept out by the foxes keeper in the first half, but the Nigerian who had a brilliant outing for Nigeria against Cameroon was rather disappointing with his final balls delivery, especially in dangerous positions.
Moses was subbed off for new Italian right back Zappacosta in the 74th minute.
Wilfred Ndidi was mostly subdued by a robust Chelsea midfield combination
of Kante, Bakayoko and Fabregas, but eventually had a more impressive
second half display as the foxes tried to come back into the game having
gone 2 goals down. He received a yellow card in the 88th minute.
Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho, came on in the 78th minute but
failed to help Leicester get an equalizer.
Ahmed Musa did not make the bench as many Nigerians continue to wonder how
he failed to secure a transfer away from Leicester City.
At the Emirates stadium, Alex Iwobi who missed Nigeria’s World Cup qualifier clash against Cameroon due to injury, made a return to the Arsenal bench as they beat Bournemouth 3-0. Iwobi did not play any part in the match dominated by the gunners who recovered from two consecutive
English born Nigerian winger Jordan Ibe came on as a first half substitute
for Bournemouth in the 38th minute.
Isaac Success was an unused substitute for Watford who beat Southampton 2-0 away from home.
The forward’s return to the bench might be a sign of gradual return to the team after missing out in their previous three matches.