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Victor Moses put smiles on Nigerians ahead Russia World Cup after scoring yesterday

Moses On Target, Hazard Stars As Chelsea Dismiss West BromLots of Nigeria football lovers were very delighted with Nigerian star Victor Moses who scored on his 209th Premier League appearance as he  Chelsea put behind them their recent struggles by thrashing West Bromwich Albion 3-0 at the Stamford Bridge on Monday.

It was Moses’ second league goal of the season in what was his 20th Premier League appearance for the West London club this term.

The former Wigan Athletic star was involved from start to finish in the game.

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Arsenal Advance Past Chelsea Into Carabao Cup Final

Iwobi, Moses In Action As Arsenal Advance Past Chelsea Into Carabao Cup FinalArsenal have qualified for the final of this season’s Carabao Cup after defeating Chelsea 2-1 in the second leg semi-final at the Emirates on Wednesday night.

Arsenal won 2-1 on aggregate after the first leg ended 0-0 at Stamford Bridge weeks ago.

Super Eagles duo Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses started for Arsenal and Chelsea respectively before both players were replaced in the second half.

An own goal by Antonio Rudiger and a Granit Xhaka strike saw Arsenal seal the nervy win over Chelsea who took the lead through Eden Hazard.

The last time Arsenal played in the League Cup final was in 2011 when they lost 2-1 to Birmingham City.

Arsenal will face Manchester City in the final which will be played on 25 February 2018 at Wembley Stadium .

Chelsea thought they had gone ahead on five minutes but Pedro Rodriguez’s header was correctly ruled out for offside after the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

In the seventh minute, Chelsea went 1-0 up through Hazard who raced on to Pedro’s pass before shooting past David Ospina with a left-footed strike.

Arsenal went close to equalising in the 10th minute but Willy Caballero stopped Jack Wilshere’s initial effort before also denying Monreal from converting the rebound.

In the 12th minute, Arsenal were back on level terms as Monreal’s header from a corner came off Marcos Alonso before reflecting off Rudiger and ending inside the net.

Chelsea were forced into an early change as Willian went off with a hamstring injury and was replaced by new signing Ross Barkley who was brought on for his debut for the Blues.

With 10 minutes remaining in the first half, Arsenal were awarded a free-kick in a decent position but Granit Xhaka’s effort took a deflection before going off target.

On the stroke of half time, Mesut Ozil had a chance to put Arsenal ahead following a pass from Wilshere only to see his shot take a deflection off Andreas Christensen and go inches off the post.

In the early part of the second half, Arsenal were on top possession wise but Hazard took off in his trade mark runs but was excellently stopped with a sliding tackle by Laurent Koscielny.

In the 60th minute, Arsenal went 2-1 up thanks to Xhaka who poked home after Alexandre Lacazette’s cross took a hefty deflection.

Arsenal should have extended their lead in the 77th minute through Iwobi but the Nigerian was denied by Caballero.

Few minutes later Alonso brought down Davide Zappacosta’s cross and hit a volley which was blocked by Hector Bellerin.

And in the 88th minute Chelsea won a free-kick after Barkley was tripped around 30 yards from goal but Alonso’s effort went off target.

Atletico Officially Unveils “Thankful” Costa, Give Him No.18

Atletico Officially Unveil “Thankful” Costa, Give Him No.18

Atletico Madrid have officially unveiled Diego Costa as the club’s player.

Costa, 29, returned to the LaLiga club for a reported £45m after leaving Chelsea at the end of last season.

But Atletico could not feature him because of a FIFA transfer ban on the club which expires on Sunday.

“WELCOME HOME. 😃🏧😃We’ve missed that smile, @DiegoCosta.
#AúpaAtleti #BienvenidoDiegoCosta,” Atletico tweeted on Sunday while unveiling the Brazilian-born Spain striker at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Costa, who spent three-and-a-half years at Chelsea and won the Premier League title, said he was delighted to return to Atletico Madrid, from where he joined Chelsea in 2014.

Football: Moses ‘Disappointed’ Over Chelsea Draw Vs Atletico Madrid

Image result for Victor MosesSuper Eagles forward Victor Moses has expressed his disappointment that Chelsea could only settle for a share of the spoils against Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge in their final Group C UEFA Champions League game on Tuesday.

Chelsea had to come from behind to force a 1-1 draw against Atletico who dropped into the Europa League.

After a goalless first half, Atletico took the lead in the 56th minute through Saul Niguez.

But with 15 minutes remaining, an own goal by Stefan Savic drew Chelsea level.

Following the draw, Chelsea finished on 11 points, same points as AS Roma but finished second behind the Serie A club on goals difference.

Moses who was in action for 90 minutes in the game, praised his teammates for their fighting spirit.

“Disappointed to not take all three points but we never stop fighting,” he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

Chelsea sells Willian in January for £27million

Blues look to offload BrazilianChelsea are ready to cash in on Willian in January and use the money to sign Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain, reports claim.

Willian has struggled for regular first-team football with Chelsea this season and has often been overlooked in favour of Eden Hazard and Pedro, who have played alongside Alvaro Morata in attack. Reports are now suggesting that Antonio Conte is ready to let him move on, with a number of clubs in China said to be interested, and will draft in fellow Brazilian Moura as a replacement. Likewise Moura has also struggled for action with PSG following the arrival of Neymar in the summer, and reports claimed that week that the French side have already offered Chelsea the chance of doing a deal. Moura would jump at the chance of a fresh start at Stamford Bridge but any deal could hinge on Willian, who is valued at £27million, moving out first.

Photos: Victor Moses returns to training ground after injury

Super Eagles winger Victor Moses has  hit Chelsea FC  training ground after long injury lay off.

He is set to return to action for Chelsea after the international break in an away game against West Brom in the Premier League.

See more photos below:Moses Set For Chelsea Return Vs West Brom After Int’l Break

PSG, Bayern qualify for Champions League last 16

Image result for PSGParis Saint-Germain strolled into the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday as Layvin Kurzawa scored a hat-trick in a 5-0 rout of Anderlecht, with Bayern Munich joining them in the knockout phase.

Marco Verratti and Neymar struck at the Parc des Princes before Kurzawa netted an unlikely treble, while Bayern also advanced from Group B after a 2-1 win at Celtic.

Javi Martinez’s brave header clinched qualification for the Germans after Callum McGregor had cancelled out Kingsley Coman’s first-half opener in Glasgow.

Meanwhile, Antonio Conte blasted Chelsea’s lack of hunger after becoming the first English club to lose in the Champions League this season with a ruthless 3-0 rout by AS Roma.

Conte lamented that the English champions — who would have advanced to the last 16 with a win — “lacked everything” after a match where they went a goal down after 38 seconds, the first of a Stephan El Shaarawy double.

El Shaarawy made it 2-0 after 36 minutes when ex-Roma defender Antonio Rudiger failed to control Radja Nainggolan’s long ball forward. Argentine Diego Perotti scored the third midway through the second half, before missing a chance for a fourth.

“Roma proved to have more hunger, more desire, more will to fight and to beat us. We lacked everything,” complained Conte.Image result for Bayern

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