At least four key members of Nigeria’s Super Eagles will be in action this afternoon when former champions Leicester City host reigning champions, Chelsea at the King Power stadium.
Chelsea’s Victor Moses and Ahmed Musa, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City recently helped the Super Eagles win four out of six points that were at stake in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon.
However, this afternoon they will be engaged in brotherly war as they try to help their English Premier League clubs win the maximum points.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have come out of a selection crisis with only one defeat and they are now looking in much better shape.
The Blues and the Foxes are the last two Premier League champions but attentions may be focused onto Danny Drinkwater, who left Leicester for London on transfer deadline day in a £35 million move.
Craig Shakespeare’s side have only three points from their first three games and they will want a positive result as Chelsea aim to send an early message that they are ready to retain their league title.
Antonio Conte has passed the worst of his selection problems at Chelsea and prepares to welcome back Eden Hazard at the weekend, who should be in contention to start his first game of the season.
Recent absentees such as Tiemoue Bakayoko and Pedro have also returned meaning that Chelsea have almost a full complement of players. Drinkwater is also available to make his debut against his old club, after shaking off a thigh injury and training with Chelsea this week.
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