Osaze battles Moses, Mikel at Stamford Bridge
Out of favour Super Eagles forward Osaze Peter Odemiwingie is looking to score for West Brom against troubled Chelsea who feature two Super Eagles Nations Cup heroes, John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses in a Premiership match at the Stamford Bridge.
Osaze has not been in the good books of West Brom fans since his infamous drive to Queens Park Rangers to force a transfer.
He reckons that a good performance against Chelsea today will close the gap between him and West Brom faithful. Osaze scored in the 2-0 win West Brom posted against Chelsea last year and it led to the sack of Roberto ‘D Mateo.
Chelsea are at the moment facing a coaching crisis as the fans have perpetually taunted Rafeal Benitez as the club continues to struggle to get results, despite the return of Nations Cup winners John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses.
However, Moses have called on his team mates to close ranks and win their remaining games, perhaps the game against West Brom could be a turning point.
West Brom head coach Steve Clarke in an interview on the club’s official website urged his players to ignore the troubles surrounding Chelsea and Rafa Benitez and instead focus on making the best out of the situation.
“We will go there looking to add to our points tally. Everybody keeps telling me that Chelsea are struggling but they’re doing okay.
“It’s going to be a different game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea are a team full of talent and their home record by and large is very, very good.
“So it’s a difficult place to go but we’re confident, we’re in a good place and we’ve managed back-to-back wins in the Premier League which is never easy,” Clarke said.