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Victor Moses considering Chelsea exit to get more game time

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Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses is considering making a switch away from Stamford Bridge in January to get more time on the pitch, according to reports.

Moses has found himself out of the Chelsea first team under Maurizio Sarri. He has been the main victim of Sarri’s switch from 3-4-3 – the formation previous boss Antonio Conte used – to 4-3-3 this season.

While fellow wing-back Marcos Alonso has slotted in at left-back, Moses has been the odd man out. As a result, he has played just 26 minutes in the Premier League this season.

With such a lack of time on the pitch – the Nigerian international has mostly played in the Europa League this season – the 27-year-old could seek a move in January, according to The Mirror.

Moses, who can play as a conventional winger as well as wing-back, would be an appealing option for a host of Premier League clubs, either as a loan signing or permanently.

Moses is not the first player to mention his dissatisfaction at being left out of the starting XI this season. Defenders Andreas Christensen and Gary Cahill have  said they may look to move if they don’t get more game time. Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek May also be in the same boat come January.

Liverpool forward Mohammad Salah wins African Footballer of the Year Award

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Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohammad Salah has been named African Footballer of the Year, ahead of his Premier League team-mate Sadio Mane.

Salah has been in scintillating form for the Reds this season, and is the Premier League’s leading scorer this season with 13. He had also had a stellar 2016/17 season with Roma in Serie A, being named their Player of the Season after finishing as the club’s top goalscorer with 15 goals in all competitions (14 in Serie A) and six assists. This caught the eye of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who paid a then club-record fee of £36 million to bring him to Anfield.

The 25-year-old also played a key role in Egypt qualifying for their first World Cup since 1990, scoring 5 goals in their qualification campaign, including both goals in the decisive 2–1 victory over Congo, one of which was a penalty in the last minute.

Senegalese striker Mane, who was a key player for Liverpool in the 2016/17 season and also helped his national team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, was second. Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was third, ahead of Chelsea and Nigeria wing-back Victor Moses and RB Leipzig and Guinea midfielder Naby Keita.