Moses Scores Penalty In Win Against Inter

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Chelsea's Nigerian midfielder Victor Moses controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London on May 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / AFP

Chelsea right-wing-back, Victor Moses was one of The Blues’ players who scored a penalty during a shoot-out victory against Inter Milan of Italy, following a 1-1 draw at regulation time at the weekend in the International Champions Cup tie played in Nice, France.

Moses came off Chelsea’s bench in the second half and contributed in ensuring that the club did not fall behind, as Cesar Azpilicueta marked his first appearance since returning from the World Cup with the decisive penalty, as his side won the shootout 5-4.

Also on as substitutes with Moses were Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, but France World Cup winners Olivier Giroud and N’Golo Kante were absent, as were Belgium duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois.

Spain defender Azpilicueta, who did not play a game in Russia, was one of a number of players making their first Chelsea appearance since returning from the World Cup, and his compatriot, Pedro put the London club ahead, after Alvaro Morata had forced a save

With Moses watching from the bench, Chelsea started with the same side that began the 1-0 friendly win over Perth Glory in Australia on Monday, with Cesc Fabregas named as captain.

Seventeen-year-olds Ethan Ampadu and Callum Hudson-Odoi again got the nod from new boss Maurizio Sarri, along with 18-year-old Polish keeper Marcin Bulka, as new 38-year-old signing Robert Green watched from the bench.

Even before Pedro’s eighth-minute goal, Ross Barkley had forced Samir Handanovic to save with his leg before Alvaro Morata had a header ruled out for offside.

Morata found the net 11 times in the Premier League last season but ended the campaign without a goal in his final six top-flight games.

The 25-year-old Spain forward did well to keep the ball in play leading up to Pedro’s goal but was unable to maintain his promising start to the match and was replaced after 65 minutes.

Jorginho forced a fine one-handed save from distance on his second appearance since joining from Napoli.

The Italy midfielder calmly scored Chelsea’s first penalty during the shootout with Danny Drinkwater, Moses and Tammy Abraham also netting from the spot, while Caballero used his legs to keep out Inter’s Milan Skriniar before Azpilicueta’s winning kick.

Chelsea continue their International Champions Cup campaign against Arsenal in Dublin on Wednesday before next Sunday’s Community Shield against Manchester City at Wembley.

Sarri’s side round off their pre-season preparations at Stamford Bridge against Lyon on August 7, four days before their opening Premier League game at Huddersfield on August 11.

Afterwards, Moses and Tammy took to social media to react to Chelsea’s shootout victory, in which both former England under-19 internationals were second half substitutes and netted their spot kicks in the shootout, with the third and fourth respectively.

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