Premier League: Moses benched in Chelsea’s loss to Man City, Ndidi fail to lift luckless Leicester City


We take a look at the performances of Nigerian players in the English Premier League Saturday fixtures

Victor Moses (Chelsea)

Nigeria international Victor Moses was dropped to the bench in Chelsea’s 0-1 loss at home to league leaders Manchester City in the late kickoff.

Moses was left on the bench by coach Antonio Conte in a tactical move that back fired spectacularly as they were completely outplayed, out fought and outshone by Man City though the scoreline failed to reflect the complete dominance of the Citizens.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will be happy to welcome a very fresh Moses for the World Cup qualifier match against Zambia next week.

Ndidi, Iheanacho, Musa (Leicester City) 

Leicester City were held to a goalless draw at Bournemouth with Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi playing the entirety of the match as usual.

Kelechi Iheanacho came on as a 69th minute substitute when he replaced Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki.

Out of favour Ahmed Musa was not listed in the matchday squad that traveled to face Bournemouth.

Isaac Success (Watford)

Super Eagles forward Isaac Success is not finding any joy at Watford at the moment, as he has been frozen out of the team.

The trend continued on Saturday as he was left out completely in Watford’s fight back from two goals down to draw 2-2 against West Brom.

Tammy Abraham (Swansea FC)

Sort after English born player of Nigerian decent Tammy Abraham was on for 90 minutes for Swansea who lost 0-1 to host West Ham.

NFF chairman Mr. Amaju Pinnick has been trying to convince the on loan Chelsea forward to switch allegiance to Nigeria, a situation that has not progressed with the player denying choosing Nigeria over England.

He has since been named in England’s U21 squad for their upcoming Euro U21 qualifiers.

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