Team News : Victor Moses Starts For Chelsea, Samuel Not In 18 Against Man Utd

Published: September 27, 2017
Team News : Victor Moses Starts For Chelsea, Samuel Not In 18 Against Man Utd Nigeria international Victor Moses is set to make his first appearance for Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League this season against Atletico Madrid, and his first in the competition since December 5, 2012.

The Super Eagles star has been given the nod to start at right wing-back ahead of Italy international Davide Zappacosta, who drops to the bench after he was preferred in the 6-0 rout of Qarabag earlier this month.

When Moses steps out onto the Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid turf tonight, it will be his first-ever competitive game against Spanish opposition since he turned professional.

In another Champions League tie on Wednesday in Russia, Super Eagles striker Aaron Samuel has not been named in CSKA Moscow's 18 against Manchester United at VEB Arena.

The 23-year-old started for the Army Men about two weeks ago against Benfica.

Chelsea Starting XI :  Courtois, Apzilicueta, Cahill, Luiz; Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Hazard, Fabregas; Morata.

Substitutes Caballero, Rudiger, Christensen, Zappacosta, Pedro, Willian, Batshuayi.

CSKA Moscow Starting XI : Akinfeev, Ignashevich, V. Berezutsky, Vasin, Schennikov, Fernandez, Wernbloom, Golovin, Dzagoev, Chalov, Vitinho.

Substitutes: Pomazun, A. Berezutsky, Nababkin, Natho, Milanov, Kuchaev, Zhamaletdinov.

Igho Kingsley

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