Moses keeps Chelsea in hunt for CL spot

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Photo: Premierleague.com
Photo: Premierleague.com

Victor Moses was involved in Chelsea’s two goals as they edged past Burnley 2-1 in Thursday’s English Premier League game at Turf Moor.

On a night Spanish striker Alvaro Morata failed to find the back of the net owing to misses from a number of scoring chances, it was Moses who turned up from his wing-back role to earn the Blues the full points.

With their sight on the FA Cup semi-final this weekend against Southampton, Chelsea looked to trim the gap on fourth-placed Tottenham for the battle of a UEFA Champions League spot.

Antonio Conte’s men were fortunate to get their noses in front after just 20 minutes when Moses directed the ball into Burnley’s box only to be turned into his net by Kevin Long and beyond Nick Pope in goal.

Chelsea took that lead into the locker room and deservedly so with a huge chunk of the possession at 62 per cent.

The Blues should have extended their lead 10 minutes into the restart but Morata missed target in a one on one situation.

Burnley fought their way back into the contest when Ashley Barnes fortuitously deflected in Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s shot. At least Moses must have experienced what the Icelandic winger Gudmundsson can be capable of when Nigeria face Iceland at the FIFA World Cup in June.

Moments later, Moses scored the winner for Chelsea. The winger connected Emerson Palmieri’s cross and fired it in low past Pope at the far post.

Just minutes later, though, Chelsea retook the lead when Moses fired in low at Pope’s near post from Emerson Palmieri’s cross.

The goal is Moses’ third of the campaign in 25 appearances. He has now scored 20 Premier League goals in 215 appearances.

© The Predictor NG

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