No N’Golo Kante but forgotten duo start as Antonio Conte names interesting first Chelsea XI

Chelsea’s preseason friendly schedule gets underway in just under an hour and new manager Antonio Conte has named an interesting team for his first match.

Conte has opted to include both Victor Moses and Papy Djilobodji in from the start against Rapid Vienna.

Who? You may well wonder!

Moses has not played a competitive match for Chelsea – unless you count the Community Shield – since May 2013.

The Nigeria winger has been loaned out to Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United, but it looks as though Conte is prepared to give him a chance to resurrect his Chelsea career.

Meanwhile, defender Djilobodji, 27, was signed last September, but has since featured just once for the Blues – a four-minute cameo in the 4-1 thrashing of Walsall eight days after he arrived.

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Like Moses, Djilobodji has been loaned out by Chelsea. He spent the second half of last season with Werder Bremen.

Moses and Djilobodji are the two most unfamiliar names on Conte’s first teamsheet.

Former Leicester midfielder N’Golo Kante was signed by Chelsea earlier today, but he will not be involved today.

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