Victor Moses who picked up the man of the match award in Chelsea’s 2-0 win away to Hull City has revealed his thoughts on the decision of manager Antonio Conte, to play him as a wing back.
The use of the wing-back has been gaining more prominence in recent years, and Conte is no stranger to the philosophy, having deployed a similarly attack-minded Emanuele Giaccherini to great success in a similar position for his Italy team during their impressive Euro 2016 campaign.
The Nigeria international looked set to leave South-West London in the past, having been shipped out on loan to Liverpool, Stoke City, and West Ham in successive seasons following his first season at Stamford Bridge in 2012/13. But since the arrival of the innovative Italian, Antonio Conte, the 25 year old winger has been getting more game time, whilst being invented as a wing-back
Last season for West Ham, Moses scored one goal and made one assist in 21 appearances. This season, in just 153 minutes of football, he’s already equalled his scoring tally from 2015/16 and created four chances – all from a more withdrawn position.
“There is a lot to do, but I have to graft in, go up and down and I kind of enjoy it – getting a lot of one-on-one situations,” the industrious winger said after his side’s 2-0 win away to Hull City.
From his role as a wing back he has won an impressive 67% of his tackles as a wing back. A stat that shows he has adapted to his new role with ease since the start of the season in England.