Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville says the absence of Victor Moses played a part in Chelsea losing 1-2 at Stamford Bridge to Stoke City in a Premier League clash.
Neville who was in the studio as an analyst during the course of the game faulted the way Chelsea were lined up in defence without the Nigerian, who was missing through injury.
” The change of tactics and the absence of some players didn’t work as planned by coach Antonio Conte. Victor Moses was badly missed, they looked unconvincing and disorganised at the back without Moses”, Neville said.
” Wilfred Zaha had a field day running at the full backs of Chelsea, he had little to do defensively because there was no player opening the game up like Moses would have done for Chelsea.
” Willian brought a bit of spark to the attack when he was introduced but at that time Crystal Palace were all about protecting their 2-1 lead which they did at the end of the game”.