There is the case of mixed fortunes for our strikers in Russia and Ukraine, while one is making a strong return after an injury spell, the other has been relegated to the bench
Victor Moses played another 45 minutes for Chelsea against the Malaysia XI on Sunday as the London club won 4-1. The Nigeria international came on in the second half of the match and scored in the 87th minute of the game.
Mikel Obi and Kenneth Omeruo are expected to join up with the Chelsea squad on Thursday as the pre-season preparations enter the second phase with all players who had been given extended holidays all expected to finally join the squad.
CSKA Moscow will play their second league game on Monday after drawing their opening match 2-2 last Tuesday away to Ural. Ahmed Musa opened his league account for the defending champions in that match. Musa scored the first goal of that encounter.
Ideye had been expected to move to Western Europe at the end of last season but the Nigerian has seen his rating fall in the summer transfer window.
He initially had a challenge with his first medical which he failed but passed a second though there have been doubts raised as concerning an irregular heart beat.
Joseph Akpala scored for Werder Bremen in their 3-2 loss to Ajax on Saturday. The Super Eagles striker will be aiming to earn a starting berth in the new season as he spent all of last season coming off the bench. Akpala scored one league goal in the 2012/13 season.