Victor Moses
Victor Moses featured for Chelsea during their pre-season campaign Getty

Chelsea winger Victor Moses has confirmed he is suffering from an injury but is hopeful of returning to the first team soon. Despite Stoke City's efforts to resign the 24-year-old after his impressive loan spell at the Britannia Stadium last season, manager Jose Mourinho took the unexpected step of bringing the player back into the first-team fold during pre-season.

The Nigeria international picked up what appeared to be a minor knock in his side's final pre-season game against Fiorentina but his manager told reporters ahead of their season opener against Swansea City the winger would be "fine".

Moses was an unused sub in that game but was left out of the squad in 3-0 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on 16 August. In a surprising move, the former Crystal Palace starlet was then left out of the Nigeria squad for their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania, along with Blues teammate John Obi Mikel.

But Moses has since revealed he is currently undergoing treatment, tweeting on 18 August: "Thanks for all of your support and concern, I'm having treatment on a small injury but hopefully will be back very soon."

While his season was interrupted by injury, Moses impressed in his 19 appearances for the Potters last season. Speaking during the summer, the Chelsea manager, who had been greatly impressed with the evolution the player had undergone, strongly indicated to reporters that the winger will have a role to play for his side this season.

Mourinho said in July: "Victor is strong, he's experienced and he knows the Premier League well. He's fast and aggressive. OK, he has to learn how to play with us but I'm happy with his week and his 45 minutes. Let's see what happens but Victor had an evolution in the last couple of years."