Chelsea Loanee Victor Moses Hoping For First Start As Fenerbahce Prepare For Europa League Clash

Fenerbahce will be hoping to bounce back after a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Kayserispor in the Super Lig when they take on Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg in the Europa League Round of 32 clash on Tuesday.

The Yellow Canaries will have home advantage at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium but will be without nine players.

Mehmet Ekici, Roberto Soldado, Nabil Dirar, Serdar Aziz and Miha Zajc are not eligible to play due to not being included in the UEFA squad list.

Fenerbahce do have three new players to pick from however, as January signings Sadik Ciftpinar, Tolgay Arslan and Chelsea loanee Victor Moses did get registered.

Moses will be hoping for his first start after featuring in the last three games as a substitute.

The Nigeria international does already have a goal to his name and has already established himself as a cult favorite among the fans.

Fenerbahce fans will probably not be too pleased with the possibility of having to play Slimani or Benzia as neither have been in great form.

The Algeria international has not actually played for the Istanbul giants since 2nd December.

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Fenerbahce have played Russian sides eight times in the Europe winning twice, drawing four times and losing twice.

Zenit are currently first in the Russian league but have not played competitive football in two months.

Fenerbahce Probable XI: Volkan, Skrtel, Isla, Skrtel, Sadık, Hasan Ali, Jailson, Mehmet Topal, Tolgay Arslan, Moses, Ayew, Slimani