After a hard-fought victory over Middlesbrough, Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses was named man of the match, in a game he didn’t score or assist. But in essence, what he contributed to the team was worth more than a goal, which is why neither Diego Costa nor Eden Hazard was named the man of the match.
These are the three reasons Moses was named the man of the match
HE WAS ONE OF CHELSEA’S MOST THREATENING PLAYERS
You have to give credit to Middlesbrough today, they have been the most difficult team Chelsea have played since we switched to a 3-4-3 formation, and Chelsea only had 3 shots on target in the game. In a game where chances were thin and few, Victor Moses was probably the most threatening player for Chelsea. He caused Middlesbrough all manner of problems, especially in the first half, and his direct running at the Middlesbrough defence made our right flank the most threatening. In fact, the corner kick which Costa scored from was won by Victor Moses, by one of his forays upfront.
Sheer desire, pace, energy and determination was clear for everyone to see. Moses ran up and down the right flank like it was piece of cake, and his energy shown was definitely deserving of being named the man of the match. His energy and pace were clearly shown when Moses ran about 100 yards within few seconds in the 65th minute and nearly got a goal from a swift counterattacking move.
HE WAS ALWAYS AN OUTLET
Victor Moses was always an outlet on the right flank whenever Chelsea were on the attack, and it made it easy for the team to switch play. He also covered the defence and didn’t hesitate to move up front once Chelsea were on the go.
Victor Moses has been a revelation this season, and he had a really good game against Boro at the Riverside Stadium.