In a crucial match to secure a UEFA Champions League spot, Nigeria winger Victor Moses played a pivotal role in Chelsea’s 2-1 victory against Burnley at Turf Moor. Moses, contributing his third goal of the season in 25 appearances, not only scored the winner but also played a crucial part in Chelsea’s opening goal. The win places Chelsea in fifth position with 63 points from 34 games, keeping their Champions League aspirations alive, albeit five points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Moses showcased his versatility, receiving a long pass from Gary Cahill and delivering a cross that led to Kevin Long bundling the ball home for Chelsea’s first goal in the 20th minute. Despite missed opportunities, Chelsea maintained their lead until Ashley Barnes equalized for Burnley in the 66th minute, capitalizing on Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s shot.
Responding swiftly, Moses secured the winner six minutes later, finishing off a cross from Emerson Palmieri. The victory provides a crucial boost to Chelsea’s quest for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, at the King Power Stadium, Leicester City and Southampton played to a goalless draw. Nigerian duo Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho started for Leicester, with Ndidi completing the full 90 minutes. Iheanacho, making his 17th league appearance of the season, was substituted in the 76th minute, with Foussane Diabate taking his place. The draw leaves Leicester and Southampton with a point each in the Premier League standings.