Victor Moses has returned to action for the defending champions of England as Chelsea beat Swansea 1-0. The Nigerian played his first game for the Blues since his injury in the game against Crystal Palace on October 14.
The player, who has been nominated for BBC African Player of the Year award and the CAF African Player of the Year award, came on from the bench as he replaced Davide Zappacosta in the 74th minute at Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Rudiger scored the sole goal of the game even though the margin should have increased. The home team were in control of the game from start to finish but they could not score more goals. The victory means Chelsea have won five of their last six league games. They remain in the top three in the Premier League behind the two Manchester based sides.
The Blues would be hoping to continue their winning run when they host Rafa Benitez and his boys on December 2. Coach Antonio Conte should be available to guide his boys then after he was sacked by Referee Neil Swarbrick. Conte protested to the officials over a decision but Swarbrick felt the Italian took it too far so he sent him to the dressing room. Conte watched the second half from a television feed in the dressing room.
The former Juventus and Italy national team coach would have been relieved when Rudiger finally netted his first Chelsea goal in the 55th minute.
Conte revealed he apologized to the referee later, adding that he was only frustrated. His counterpart Paul Clement was also frustrated as the team could not get a share of the points like they had hoped. He said if there was “a little bit more quality in the final third” and with more luck, they might have gotten a share of the spoils. For now the Swans remain in the 19th place.