Moses was ruled out of the game due to a red he picked up in the FA Cup final against Arsenal
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted he missed Victor Moses in their 3-2 loss to Burnley, but promised to plug all holes in their next match against fellow-London-based side, Tottenham Hotspur.
Moses was ruled out of the game due to a red he picked up in the FA Cup final against Arsenal and, though Conte stated heading into Saturday’s game at Stamford Bridge that he would find a suitable alternative for the right-wing-back, the plan did not appear to work.
His words: “I am not worried because we have to trust in our work. We had three injured players missing and one (Moses) missing for a ban.
“We have to improve a lot on this aspect because this type of situation can happen.
“We have to think that there is the rest of the game to play and do our best. We must also have the right experience to face this type of situation. I have to start to study a new formation with 10 players because this irregularity is worrying.”
Conte’s sanguine post-match analysis was no doubt inspired by the ferocity of Chelsea’s second-half comeback, first with 10 men after Cahill’s 14th-minute dismissal for a lunge on Steven Defour and then nine after Fabregas collected a second yellow card.
The Italian will not have Cahill and Fàbregas for the short trip to Tottenham on game day two, because of the red cards they received against The Clarets, but Conte appears satisfied that Moses will be back for the crunch derby.