Who would have thought that Chelsea outcast Victor Moses will be a revelation and a key player in a Chelsea squad that’s top of the table? This is a classic story of a rejected stone being the cornerstone.
Victor Moses has been a revelation this season, and he’s one of the major reasons the Blues have been outstanding. His work as a right wing-back has been played perfectly by the Nigerian international, and to say the least, Victor Moses has been ever consistent in that role. It’s just as if he was built for the position.
Against Middlesbrough, we saw the best of Victor Moses; energy, pace, determination, positioning and his ability to support the attack and defence was just effortless. Moses caused the Middlesbrough defence all manner of problems, and one would wonder what kind of a wing-back could play as excellent as the 25-year-old.
However, I still think there is one thing lacking in Moses’ game, and that’s his finishing. Moses has that bust of pace, he can easily beat a man or two and cause defences problems, but his finishing could be suspect at times. A classic example was how he did so well in the 65th minute to run across a hundred yard within seconds, and then missed the target when he was just through on goal.
He already has two Premier League goals to his name this season, and the role of a wing-back primarily isn’t to score, but to cover the centre-back and also assist the winger, of which we can say that he’s doing his primary duty to perfection, but then, to be world-class at what you do, there has to be that extra level of greatness that many people don’t have — and I believe the only thing currently that’s stopping Moses from being one of the best is his finishing.
Shot power, pace, trickery, energy — Moses has it all, but if he can be a better finisher and improve his conversion rate, Moses will be up there with the best.