Victor Moses will not make his second Premier League appearance of the new season in Chelsea's game week three clash against Newcastle United at St James' Park this afternoon.
One of the big names omitted from The Blues squad is Moses, who quit international football eleven days ago in order to focus on his family and club.
The Blues number fifteen is behind Pedro, Eden Hazard and Willian in Maurizio Sarri's pecking order of wingers and the trio have been included in the 18, with the Spaniard and Belgian starting, while the Brazilian is on the bench.
Chelsea's Nigerian fans took to Twitter to question the decision of Moses to quit the Super Eagles when there's uncertainty over his future with Chelsea following the arrival of Sarri, who prefers to play in a 4-3-3 formation.
Here are some selected Tweets :
@Benco14 : ''Victor Moses can’t even make the bench again? Hehehehehe seems days of guaranteed shirts are over, Willian knows he has to be exceptional to keep Hazard on the bench,sorry Pedro, but the diminutive Spaniard scores a lot. Between Cahill,Luiz and Christensen thats the final spot.''
@adetolafaruk : ''I look at @ChelseaFC line up and bench, then i realised @VictorMoses is sliding away from the team and dude quits Nigeria because he wants to focus on a team that has shifted its focus away from you. @NGSuperEagles is no man's land, soldier go, soldier come, Barracks remain.''
@0luwo : ''victor moses didn't even make chelsea's bench for the match against Newcastle.Someone needs to remind Sarri that moses retired from international football to focus on club football''.
@Waju_ : ''Victor Moses retired from International football to focus on Chelsea but now he can’t even get into the 18 man squad. This God I serve �
@debornair99 : ''Victor Moses should get another club ASAP.....Didn’t even make the bench''.
@Sam_Debayo : ''Victor Moses not even on the Bench. #NEWCHE''.
@jamesatts : ''@VictorMoses could not even make it to the bench? Is this the beginning of the end for him?''
@BusayoDurojaye : ''Victor Moses is not even on the bench. Is he injured? He only just retired from International football to focus on club football o. ''
@MrVincredible : ''Hazard and Kovacic finally starting. RLC on the bench. Victor Moses NOWHERE to be found.''
@ndabagi : ''Victor Moses not even making the bench i hope he is fine ?''