Victor Moses
Moses shone in Chelsea's 2-0 win over over Hull. Getty

Chelsea winger Victor Moses has been ruled out of Nigeria's World Cup qualifier with Zambia after picking up a hamstring injury.

Moses, 25, turned in a man of the match performance in Chelsea's 2-0 win over Hull City on Saturday (2 October), thriving in a new role at right wing-back as Antonio Conte implemented his preferred 3-5-2 formation.

The former Crystal Palace starlet was replaced by Pedro after 85 minutes at the KCOM Stadium and the Nigerian Football Federation have now confirmed they have been notified by Chelsea that the player is carrying a knock.

Watford's Isaac Success has also been ruled out of Sunday's qualifier, with head coach Gernot Rohr calling up two players from Nigeria's domestic league in Godwin Obaje and Chisom Egbuchulam to replace the Premier League duo.

Moses has also confirmed he will remain in England to be assessed by Chelsea's backroom team. "Unfortunately I'm feeling my hamstring and so the club medical team will be reviewing me. Will be working hard to get fit asap," he wrote on Twitter.

Moses, who has had loans away from Stamford Bridge at Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United since signing for the Blues in 2012, started his first league game for the club since May 2013 on Saturday.

Conte lavished the Nigeria international with praise in his post-match interview, suggesting he could have a first-team role to play in a 3-5-2 formation. "For me, Moses played an incredible game in a defensive situation and offensive situation. It's fantastic because he's working very hard and that's why he deserved to play. He showed me that my choice was right."

Chelsea face two huge Premier League games following the international break, hosting champions Leicester City on 15 October before welcoming former manager Jose Mourinho and Manchester United to Stamford Bridge on 23 October.