Whilst Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr and the Super Eagles faithful would have been delighted that Antonio Conte benched Victor Moses in the Premier League match of the weekend between Chelsea and Manchester City, it appears a negative trend has started for the champions.
The 1-0 loss suffered at Stamford Bridge against the Citizens meant Chelsea have lost both of the Premier League games the Nigerian didn’t figure in the current campaign.
Moses had to sit out their opening day 3-2 loss to Burnley because he was ineligible due to the red card he received in the final of the Emirates FA Cup in the last competitive game of the 2016-2017 season.
Conte stuck to a 3-5-2 formation against Man City, bringing in Rudiger and Christensen while Spanish defender Azpilicueta replaced the Nigerian at right wing-back.
Chelsea were outplayed and constantly being out-possessed by Manchester City, with Moses’s replacement Azpilicueta offering nothing offensively.
The last time Chelsea lost a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge which Moses started was back in the 2012-2013 season when they were beaten 1-0 by Queens Park Rangers on January 2, 2013.