Chelsea FC have been dealt an injury blow as Victor Moses suffered a hamstring during Saturday’s shocking loss to Crystal Palace, leaving the West London club without arguably their best player ahead of a daunting Champions League clash with AS Roma.
The winger stumbled off in the first half subsequent to making an attacking run into the Crystal Palace defence line. He could be out for a month and a half and has added to Chelsea injury worries who are also without Spanish forward Alvaro Morata, Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante for the trip to Selhurst Park.
“I think, in this moment, for us it’s a very difficult moment. When you start a game without Morata and without Kante, it’s not simple,” said Conte post-match.
“Above all if, during the game, another important player in your team has an injury too like Victor Moses. I hope to have him back very soon because this moment is very difficult for us.
“To lose three or four players, it’s a big problem for us. But, despite this, we have to find the will to fight.
“I think this season will be very difficult and, for this reason, we have to put 150% in.”
There has been an outpouring of support for Moses from Nigeria where he is an important player after helping them to qualify for the 2018 World Cup last week.