The true state of Victor Moses injury status has been revealed by coach of the team Antonio Conte after omitting the Nigerian from his starting line up for today’s clash against Crystal Palace.
There were doubts in Nigeria over the legitimacy of the injury that saw him pulled out of Nigeria’s last friendly game against Senegal, but Conte has laid those doubts to rest.
Conte named his line up without the Nigerian, with Spanish winger Pedro set to deputise as a wing back while some suggest a change of style by the manager.
His absence which could force a change of style to 3-5-2 from the effective 3-4-3 formation has once again highlighted the need for the team to look for a capable back up for the Nigerian, when the transfer window opens in the summer.
* Daniel Martins