Chelsea coach, Conte heaps praises on Nigerian forward

Since switching to a 3-5-2 formation, Conte has used Moses as a wing-back, with lots of defensive responsibilities.

Victor Moses

The Nigerian forward has impressed in that role as Chelsea have won four consecutive games and kept clean sheets as well.

Moses who played in Chelsea’s 2-0 win at Southampton on Sunday, October 30 and Conte is surprised at how well the Nigeria international has played in the role.

“This role is very important in this system. You must have good stamina and quality to play as wing-backs,” Conte said in a post-match conference.

“I ask my wing-backs to do offensive and defensive work. Moses is a great surprise in this aspect.

“We know Moses as a winger, but he’s playing in a fantastic way. Also Alonso, it wasn’t easy to go in to the English league and play in this way, and I’m pleased.

“In this role, Pedro also can play, in the same way as Moses. Ivanovic or Aina can play a more defensive role as wing-back.”

Moses is set to keep his place when Chelsea host Everton on Saturday, November 5 in the Premier League.

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