Different shades of fortune for two London-based Super Eagles stars continued on Sunday, as Alex Iwobi played as a 68th minutes substitute for Arsenal against Everton, while Victor Moses was benched for 90 minutes by Chelsea, away to West Ham United.
The tale of different fortunes for Iwobi and Moses continued into the results their respective clubs picked up on the same evening in London, as fotballlive.ng can report that Chelsea battled to a goalless draw away while Arsenal made the best of playing at home to get maximum points.
While Iwobi romped off the bench into glory at Emirates Stadium, reverse was the case for Moses at The Hammers’ London City Stadium, as The Blues dropped their first points of the season on Sunday.
Chelsea had won all five of their Premier League matches before the weekend, going toe to toe with Liverpool, who won again on Saturday to make it six wins out of six.
The visitors dominated possession at the home of their London rivals but failed to create many clear-cut chances and had to deal with West Ham’s constant threat on the break.
Olivier Giroud won his battle with Alvaro Morata for a starting spot up front for Chelsea, keeping his place for the second Premier League match in succession.
Chelsea enjoyed more than 70 percent of possession in the first half but West Ham were dangerous when they were able to break out, Michail Antonio proving a real handful.
After a cagey opening spell, Chelsea established control but the home side could have taken a lead against the run of play just before the half hour.
Felipe Anderson was quick to seize on a loose ball and played in Antonio, who blasted over with his left foot.
That chance breathed new life into the home crowd and the players and Antonio drew a smart save from Kepa Arrizabalaga in the West Ham goal just two minutes later after a fine run from Andriy Yarmolenko.
As the sun came out at the London Stadium, Chelsea again established control and nearly took the lead when N’Golo Kante headed wide.
The match fell into a similar pattern in the second half, Chelsea searching for openings around the West Ham box but Felipe Anderson and Yarmolenko looked dangerous when the home side broke forward.