Vic­tor Moses wel­comes Iwobi to Stam­ford Bridge

Weekly Trust - - Shot! - By David Ngobua with agency re­port

Broth­ers will be­come friendly foes to­mor­row as Vic­tor Moses wel­comes Alex Iw­boi to the Stam­ford Bridge in to­mor­row’s EPL fix­ture be­tween Chelsea and Ar­se­nal.

Al­though he did not play any part in Chelsea 6-0 drub­bing of Qarabags of Azer­bai­jan in the UEFA Cham­pi­ons League group match on Tues­day, Moses is highly favourd to re­turn against Ar­se­nal at Stam­ford Bridge.

And Iwobi who did not fea­ture for Nige­ria against Cameroon in the dou­ble header that saw the Su­per Ea­gles win­ning 4-0 in Uyo and draw­ing 1-1 in Yaounde is ex­pected back to face his com­pa­triot.

In­ter­est­ingly, Chelsea who have since put be­hind them the open­ing day mishap against Burn­ley will be look­ing for a fourth straight win as they take on Ar­se­nal in a derby they’ve dom­i­nated over the years.

On their part, Ar­se­nal will be at Stam­ford Bridge hav­ing not won there since a Robin van Per­sie hat­trick in­spired them to a 5-3 win in 2011.

Al­though their run so far in the EPL has been far from sat­is­fac­tory, Ar­se­nal will be keen to build on their 3-0 win over Bournemouth against Chelsea.

There are no fresh in­jury con­cerns for Chelsea boss An­to­nio Conte as Danny Drinkwa­ter may be avail­able af­ter suf­fer­ing from a calf prob­lem.

Ar­se­nal will con­tinue to be with­out Santi Car­zorla and Fran­cis Co­quelin just as Jack Wil­shere may be on the bench if he comes through the Europa League game against Cologne un­scathed. Ger­many’s 36 pro­fes­sional clubs look set to fol­low the ex­am­ple of EPL by vot­ing to shorten the trans­fer win­dow, ac­cord­ing to GFL chief Rein­hard Rauball. Real Madrid full-back Marcelo has agreed a new five-year con­tract, the club an­nounced on Wed­nes­day. The Brazil­ian’s new deal will ex­pire on June 30, 2022. No fewer than 30 ath­letes were dis­qual­i­fied from the Na­tional Youth Games in Ilorin over age fal­si­fi­ca­tion, ac­cord­ing to sports min­istry of­fi­cial Ade­mola Are.

Arsena young­ster Alex Iwobi cel­e­brates af­ter scor­ing a goal. He will be up against his Su­per Ea­gles team mate Vic­tor Moses at Stam­ford Bridge

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