Nigeria’s Victor Moses Lifts Chelsea’s Champions League Hopes

by on April 20, 2018

Nigeria international Victor Moses put in one of his best performances in a Chelsea shirt as he scored the second goal and his cross was deflected for the first in his club’s 2-1 win away to Burnley.

It was a much-needed boost for the Blues as they prepare for Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium against Southampton.  The Cup represents Chelsea’s last hope for silverware in what has been a disappointing season, in which the deposed league champions only have a remote chance of finishing fourth to earn a place in the Champions League. They are five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with four games to go.

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Against a spirited Burnley, who have exceeded all expectations and are currently seventh in the league, a pull back from Moses on the 20th minute in the direction of striker Olivier Giroud, following a typical buccaneering run,  was diverted into the Burnley goal by defender Kevin Long.

Burnley came back in the 64th minute when Ashley Barnes deflected a long range effort from Johann Berg Gudmundsson beyond Chelsea goalie Thibaut Courtois.  But Moses will have the last word on proceedings.  A cross from Emerson from the left found his fellow rampaging wing-back at the back post.  The Nigerian was clinical with his low shot.

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