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Paul Scholes: You have to be happy for Victor Moses’ progression under Antonio Conte

BT Sport pundit Paul Scholes hailed Victor Moses‘ transformation under Antonio Conte at Chelsea this season, claiming you “have to be happy for him”.

Moses arrived at Stamford Bridge back in 2012 from Wigan Athletic, but just a year later found himself on loan at Liverpool. Spells at Stoke City and West Ham United followed, with many believing the Nigerian international wouldn’t break back into the Chelsea team. However that all changed this summer with the arrival of Conte.

Moses returned to the club and worked his way into the Italian’s plans in pre-season, as he looked to prove his worth to his new boss. Conte was evidently impressed, as the 25-year-old has become one of the Blues’ most important players this term, further enhanced by their successful change in formation.

When Conte switched his system to 3-4-3, Moses moved into the wing-back position to great effect, combining his excellent attacking play with a surprising defensive solidity. He again played a key role on Saturday, as Chelsea thumped Everton 5-0 at Stamford Bridge, but Scholes singled him out for praise ahead of the game.

“Yeah it’s great, you have to be happy for him,” the pundit told BT Sport pre-match. “The last five years he’s been all over the place, he’s been shipped out to places [on loan], but like you said this formation has seemed to suit him better.”

Moses has scored two goals and averaged three defensive actions-per-game in 10 Premier League appearances this season, winning 55% of his duels, as Chelsea sit second on 25 points, one behind leaders Liverpool.

Next up for them following the international break is an away clash at Middlesbrough, before taking on Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.

 

ajike

Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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