Chelsea of England star, Victor Moses has found words of sympathy coming his way from the ever critical British press, following his late efforts to rally his side during Sunday’s 2018 Community Shield 1-0 loss to Manchester City.
Though Moses eventually got average marks for his efforts in the encounter at Wembley Stadium, citations in his favour noted how he came close to scoring towards the end of the game, in which The Blues were largely disappointing.
While Moses came off the bench late, Chelsea’s Nigerian-born striker, Tammy Abraham was on earlier, but also ended with average ratings in Chelsea’s loss, as City picked up their first silverware of the season courtesy of two goals from Sergio Aguero.
Moses replaced Pedro Rodriguez on 79 minutes, ten minutes after Tammy went on for Alvaro Morata.
However, Moses and Abraham are now behind in Chelsea’s new boss, Maurizio Sarri’s pecking order, as they came off the bench for the third successive game.
Moses was rated with five points from a possible 10 by Football.London, which went on to state about him: ”Tried to link with the midfield, but not enough of a chance to make an impression. Maybe should have scored at the death.”
Similarly, the verdict for Abraham read: ”A couple of nice touches and should have been put through by Moses late on. Almost latched on to a Barkley cross.”