Victor Moses has been one of Chelsea’s best performers in the 3-4-3 system, and the winger has slotted in at the right wing-back position like it was his natural role.
Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot who was teammates with Moses during their time at Wigan wrote in his blog that he has been impressed with the winger.
“Roberto Martinez was very impressed by his talent and we once talked about how we couldn’t believe no big club could see it,” wrote Melchiot on his blog.
“He sometimes had to learn to be more focused, not just in the games but in training. He was only 20 years old back then, and I think that’s something every young star has to deal with when they break through.
“It didn’t take long before Chelsea saw Victor’s qualities and snapped him up. Then there was a long loan out process at a number of clubs until Antonio Conte came and changed the system.
“He put Victor in a role where he had way more responsibility than he was used to. In the United game I saw Victor in his own box more than I’ve ever seen him in a game; back-tracking and winning balls and headers like he was a defender.”
Melchiot who featured at wing-back many times in his career believes Moses has what it takes to continue his impressive form in the role.
“It asks for a lot of fitness, but also intelligence because you need to be on time, helping out the defence, but when the team goes forward you need to be there to give them the outside option and even take people on to deliver a cross into the box,” he added.
“It’s a fun position to play because you always get the ball and are super active. But you always need to keep your focus and remember you can’t slip up, or you’ll pay for it.”
“Moses has managed to adjust and handle his new role well and I hope he can keep this great form going.”