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Injured Moses may be out for two weeks


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Injured Victor Moses (left) is expected to miss Chelsea’s game against Manchester City… today. PHOTO: AFP.

Doubtful for Manchester City game

Super Eagles’ Midfielder, Victor Moses, who missed Chelsea’s 1-2 loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend, could be out of action for two weeks, sources close to the London club have revealed. Moses, who is expected to miss today’s crunch tie against Manchester City, has been struggling with a calf injury he sustained in the Blues’ FA Cup win over Manchester United in March.

The knock, which kept Moses out of Nigeria’s squad for their international window, ensured he could not participate in training on Monday. Coach Antonio Conte lamented Moses’ absence in the loss to Crystal Palace, saying the Nigerian’s absence contributed to their defeat.

The Super Eagles star has been a hit at right wingback for the Blues this season, helping them establish a strong lead at the top of the Premier League table. “Victor Moses is an important player because he’s having a great season but Pedro played very well in that wingback position,” Conte told Chelsea’s official website.

“As wingers, they are very offensive and that showed we wanted to play our football. Pedro had a very good game.” Conte also added that the title race has become more interesting, with Tottenham cutting their lead to seven points.

“It makes it more interesting in the championship,” he said. “I always said that the league finishes when you have the mathematical team who won, otherwise you must fight and play every game to win, because in England there doesn’t exist an easy game.”

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