Monday Apr 03, 2017. 20:00
Victor Moses’ absence was a contributing factor in Chelsea’s surprise loss to Crystal Palace this past weekend, with coach Antonio Conte praising the Nigerian’s effort this season.
The Super Eagles player 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.
Moses was unavailable for Chelsea’s match against the Eagles at Stamford Bridge this past weekend due to a calf injury and his absence was sorely felt, with the visitors claiming an upset triumph.
“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.”
Chelsea face a crunch match against Manchester City on Wednesday evening and it it remains unclear whether Moses will recover in time to feature in the clash.