MARTIN KEOWN has identified the role he thinks Victor Moses will have to play when Chelsea face Manchester City today.
The Blues head into the Etihad showdown top of the Premier League having picked up 31 points from their opening 13 games.
Although their title credentials will be provided a stern test by Pep Guardiola’s side.
City play host to Chelsea having enjoyed a six-match unbeaten run in all competitions.
And they look set to welcome Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva back into their starting line-up after the duo were rested from the off at Burnley last week.
Keown believes the job of handling one of those midfield maestros is set to be handed to Moses as Antonio Conte’s team seek to continue their own impressive form.
Writing for the Daily Mail, the Arsenal legend revealed what he thinks the Nigeria star and fellow wideman Marcos Alonso must do to help secure victory in Manchester.
“If, as expected, Chelsea play three at the back, I can’t see who is going to pick up De Bruyne or Silva,” Keown wrote.
“It won’t be the centre-backs, so wing-backs Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses will have a special brief to deal with them.”
Chelsea can extend their lead at the top of the table providing they beat City and results elsewhere go their way this weekend.