Chelsea travel to Stoke City in the Premier League this weekend, hoping to either maintain or extend their lead at the Premier League’s summit.
However, that mission could be made slightly trickier if Victor Moses fails to overcome the calf problem he picked up against Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-final on Monday.
The wide-man hobbled off as the 1-0 victory came to a close, leading AllNigeriaSoccer to dub him a doubt for Nigeria’s upcoming friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso.
But considering how vital the 25-year-old has been for Chelsea since their switch to a 3-4-3 formation, excelling in a somewhat unique wing-back role on the right of midfield, we ran through Conte’s replacement options earlier this week and asked Blues readers to choose their favourite.
However, most voters in our exclusive poll opted against the suggestions and instead elected youngster Nathan Ake, who claimed 25% of the votes.
That comes as some surprise; although the Dutchman is a versatile and exciting talent, he’s actually left footed – and seems likely to end up at centre-back, rather than out wide, as his career progresses.
Nonetheless, it does make you wonder who Conte will choose to fill the void if Moses can’t make the Stoke game.