UCL Preview: Victor Moses likely to sit out Chelsea’s clash with Qarabag


Antonio Conte is expected to make several changes to his Chelsea team that started the 2-1 win over Leicester City on Saturday when they host Azerbaijani side Qarabag on Tuesday night UEFA Champions League clash.

One of such tweaks will come in the shape of Nigerian right wing back Victor Moses, who is almost hundred percent certain to sit out the UEFA champions League group stage opener for the reigning English champions.

Conte who battled hard with the Chelsea hierarchy to secure the transfer of five players during the just concluded summer transfer window will most likely hand David Zappacosta his full debut at right back.

The former Torino right back was brought in to provide cover and competition for Victor Moses as Chelsea returns to the champions after missing out last season on their way to winning the premier League title.

Other changes expected ahead of Sunday London derby against Arsenal might be goalkeeper Willy Cabellero replacing Courtios, in defense the blues would fancy Gary Cahill, Christensen and Rudiger in the three man back line.

In the midfield Zappacosta and Drinkwater are expected to make their full debuts along side Fabregas and either one of Kennedy or Pedro at left wing back as substitute for Marcos Alonso to complete the four men midfield.

In the attack Belgian forward Mitchuy Batshuayi could return to the starting line as replacement for inform first choice striker Alvaro Morata.

He would be flanked by William on the right and one of either Hazard or young star Charly Mosunda on the left to complete Italian manager Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 formation that delivered the title last season.

Conte will be bold to rest key players ahead of crucial London derby against Arsenal on Sunday, as the changes will afford him the opportunity to test his squad debt and boost confidence amongst fringe players so far this season.

However with Roma and Athletico Madrid still to come in the same group, Conte and Chelsea fans will be hoping the changes against expected the minnows of the group will deliver a convincing result at Stamford Bridge rather than a shock set back when stiffer fixtures against two times finalist Athletico Madrid of Spain and formidable Italian side Roma.

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