Michael Essien Wants Victor Moses out of Chelsea

first_imgVictor Moses WINTER TRANSFER WATCHDuro Ikhazuagbe with agency reportSuper Eagles forward, Victor Moses, who has experienced a nightmarish season at Stamford Bridge this term has been advised to utilize the January transfer window to get another club where he will get regular play-time. The Nigerian player has made only two appearances in the English Premier League for Chelsea this season.But former Ghanaian midfielder, Michael Essien, who spent considerable time at Chelsea believes that Moses should leave Chelsea during the January 2019 transfer window.“When you’re not playing you get frustrated and you want to look elsewhere,” the former Chelsea star observed.He said the decision to stay or move rests with Moses who is determined to rescue his career from Chelsea Coach, Maurizio Sarri.“It’s up to them really but they have to keep working and then everyone gets their chance,” he noted.Moses, English midfielder Danny Drinkwater and Denmark international Andreas Christensen have struggled for game-time under the Italian tactician this season.This contrary to the good fortune Moses enjoyed under former Manager Antonio Conte when he played almost all competitions for the Blues.Moses has been linked with English clubs Crystal Palace, West Ham United as well as Wolverhampton Wanderers but financial terms appearing to be standing between the player and switching from Stamford Bridge.”Every player wants to play. Chelsea isn’t an easy place to come and the competition is very fierce.”At the end of the day, all the players work but it’s the manager who will pick who he wants to play,” Essien told UK’s Express.Drinkwater is believed to be on the radar of English outfit Fulham, while Christensen has been linked with Spanish champions FC Barcelona.Similarly, Victor Moses’ teammate at the Super Eagles, Odion Ighalo, is also set to leave China after his Changchun Yatai club was relegated to the lower division of the Chinese Super League.The 29-year-old Ighalo scored 21 goals in 28 games this past season in China, but it wasn’t enough to save Yatai from dropping from the topflight.“Playing in the second division is not in my plans, so I need to weigh my options well,” he told BBC Sport recently.Although the former Watford front man is speculated to be making moves to return to England, no club has line up an official offer yet.“I don’t know yet about my future. I cannot make a hasty decision so I’ll use the next few weeks to decide.“I have been getting direct calls from different agents and clubs, but now enjoying my Christmas break with the family and it is the job of my agent to speak to them.”What is topmost in the mind of Ighalo is to get a club where he will be playing regularly ahead of the AFCON 2019 that Nigeria has already book a ticket.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s 90-61 victory over Georgia Tech

first_img Published on March 4, 2017 at 6:09 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ In a season full of buzzer-beaters, court-stormings and harrowing wins in the Carrier Dome, Saturday’s game was none of the above. Syracuse (18-13, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) demolished Georgia Tech (17-14, 8-10), 90-61, in the Orange’s largest margin of victory in conference play. Andrew White led all scorers with 40 points, capping off a dominant offensive game from the hosts.Here are three reactions to the game.A much-needed winSyracuse and Georgia Tech both entered the regular-season finale with teetering NCAA Tournament chances. Both teams have struggled on the road and both have pulled off surprising upsets at home. With such similar resumes, Saturday’s win was important for the Orange’s resume.Now SU can look toward next week’s ACC tournament with a bit more comfort, facing far less pressure to win a game outside of the Carrier Dome. It remains to be seen who Syracuse’s opponent will be, but Saturday’s win ensured SU earns a first-round bye and will begin the conference tournament on Wednesday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhite outIn what could be his final game in the Carrier Dome, White strung together a career-best day against the Yellow Jackets. The fifth-year senior poured in a career-high 40 points, putting an exclamation point on what’s been a dominant offensive season for the sharpshooter. He made 8-of-9 3-point attempts and contributed mightily to a game where SU shot 62.5 percent behind the arc.As Georgia Tech started to chip in to SU’s lead, White was instrumental in a 21-2 second-half run that put the game away. The 6-foot-7 guard buried four 3-pointers en route to scoring 17 of the Orange’s 21 points during that stretch.Georgia Tech’s best chance to stop White was to stop him from shooting. In the midst of his second-half rampage, the Yellow Jackets blatantly fouled White behind the arc, drawing a couple of claps and a wry smile from head coach Jim Boeheim. White made all three of his free throws.It should be no surprise that White keyed a Syracuse win. He’s done it all year, but never as much as he did on Saturday.Jump startAfter taking more than five minutes to make a field goal in its game last weekend against Louisville, Syracuse wasted no time against Georgia Tech. Freshman forward Taurean Thompson buried a long jumper on SU’s first possession, and the Orange proceeded to open an early nine-point lead by making its first five baskets. Freshman guard Tyus Battle poured in three 3-pointers, laying the foundation of his 22-point game.The hot start fueled Syracuse to a 16-point first-half lead, spearheaded by Battle’s 13 points in the opening 20 minutes. The early cushion was vital as SU’s defense started to wear down. The Yellow Jackets scored the last four points of the half before going on a 9-0 run out of halftime to close the Orange’s lead to three. Commentslast_img read more

Gallery: No. 1 Syracuse edges Binghamton, 9-8, for ninth straight victory

first_imgThe nation’s top-ranked team, Syracuse, won another one-goal game, 9-8, over Binghamton on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. It’s Syracuse’s (11-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) ninth straight win and the Bearcats’ (9-4, 3-2 America East) third consecutive loss. SU senior attack Jordan Evans had a team-high three goals and the Orange defense buckled down late to preserve the win. Syracuse plays next in Durham, North Carolina, in an attempt to win its third straight ACC tournament. Comments Published on April 22, 2017 at 6:29 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more