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Victor Moses has become a key player for Chelsea since impressing Antonio Conte during the pre-season that led to our title-winning campaign.

Moses was signed by the club in 2012, and after his first season at Stamford Bridge, he had to endure three different loan spells with Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham.

Chelsea’s loan system has been mocked by many, but Moses has insisted that it has worked under Conte who gave him the chance.

Speaking to Goal, Moses said: “Definitely, it gave me even more of a boost to go out there and enjoy my football.

“The new deal gave me a lot more confidence to say this is where I belong, this is where I want to play, this is where I want to help my team and to win trophies.

“Chelsea is one of the biggest football clubs in the world. I am happy here and enjoying it. I have always believed in myself. As a footballer it is essential to have that belief. I had been on loan three times. I always said to myself that I wanted to break into this team, to do the best I can for this football club.

“The right manager came in and recognised how hard I had worked. It isn’t just myself. The other lads who have been on loan have had their chances, all played games. I am pleased to see a manager that gives everyone an opportunity to express themselves and play football.

“Yes, it isn’t just me. Andreas Christensen has worked hard for himself and the manager has seen that as well. He is getting the opportunity to play and is doing well at the moment. It is good for a manager to believe in the ability that you’ve got and give you the confidence to go out and enjoy your football.

“He did it last season with me and is doing it this season. We had a manager that came here and gave everyone an opportunity to express themselves. In pre-season, I worked hard. He realised that straight away and he gave me the opportunity to express myself last season.

“I took the opportunity with both hands and then I didn’t look back. As a footballer, if you work hard, then everything else falls into place.”

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