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Conte: Why I Dropped Moses Against Man City

Antonio Conte: Why I Dropped Victor Moses Against Manchester City

By Keegan Kruger - Oct 02, 2017 05:45 PM @KeeganKruger

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has explained why he dropped Nigeria international Victor Moses for his side's 1-0 loss to Premier League rivals Manchester City on Saturday.

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The former Juventus boss decided to deploy Cesar Azpilicueta at right wing-back against City instead of the 26-year-old, who has been a regular in the Blues' starting line-up throughout the season.

Asked why Moses was benched for the clash against the Citizens, Conte told members of the media that his decision was purely based on trying to keep the player fresh.

"Morata played three games in seven days and got injured," Conte said, as quoted by ESPN.  

"It's not simple for our wing-backs. Moses played two games against Stoke and Atletico, (Marcos) Alonso one and a half because he came off early against Stoke.

"You have to try not to put your players in difficulty, but you also take a risk (by not playing them) because Moses is an important player for us.

"To play three games in seven days, you risk. With Morata it was the same, but I made this decision to risk Morata in this game because imagine the criticism if I decided to put him on the bench."

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Moses has made seven appearances for the Stamford Bridge side this season, scoring one goal so far.

Do you think Conte's decision backfired? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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stonny hazard Joined: 04 Oct 2017
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stonny hazard Oct 04, 2017 06:33 AM
@classic man that's football bra ,there is lose n win
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stonny hazard Oct 04, 2017 06:31 AM
U did good thing conte l salute ,l hope it will work out ....chele chele
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@classicman Oct 02, 2017 09:59 PM
it doesn't matter who ws playing tht dae,the fact is we doesn't help to blam the coach 4 not fieldng moses.all blues players are there to help the team to win.Moses or not we sucked that dae period.wes part of it we played like an away team.defending the whole game,we never even combined 10 passes on that game.
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Real Pirates Fc Oct 02, 2017 08:04 PM
we need moses in every match coach just like kante or azpilicueta they are always available
Dave1992 Joined: 12 Jun 2016
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Dave1992 Oct 02, 2017 07:54 PM
Not really I mean what if he played and we lost by a big margin.Moses hasn't been performing well lately same applies to Willian
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Miss__Bridgertte Layun Oct 02, 2017 06:53 PM
@musah005,,,ja it backfired at the end
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musah005 Oct 02, 2017 06:47 PM
Maybe it backfired but the coach makes great sense with his explanation
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