Victor Moses became the third Chelsea player in just as many weeks to suffer a hamstring injury when he was forced to leave Saturday’s 1-0 loss against Crystal Palace in the first-half. Moses pulled up short on a sprint into the penalty area, and after a brief discussion with the medical staff, was withdrawn in favor of backup right wing-back David Zappacosta.
Now it looks like Zappacosta could be in for an extended run in the first-team as according to the Telegraph’s Matt Law, Moses is facing a “minimum of four weeks” on the sidelines. That’s longer than Álvaro Morata, who could be back on Wednesday after just 2.5 weeks out, and longer than N’Golo Kanté, who’s expected to miss three weeks, or through the end of the month. But while Kanté could be back for the final game before the next international break, Manchester United at home, it sounds like Moses will miss that game as well and will only be back after said international break, and possibly ready to play only just before Thanksgiving.
Morata, Kante and now Victor Moses, who faces a month out as Chelsea's hamstring curse continues. https://t.co/GXQIlbUCHe— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) October 16, 2017
After a season where almost everything went right, this season Chelsea and Conte are being tested early and often with injuries, bad calls, bad decisions, and just plain old bad luck. Perhaps the universe must bring balance to itself.