- Says: Moses is Chelsea’s best – and most complete – player
Ikhazuagbe with agency report
Nigeria and Chelsea winger, Victor Moses, has been described as the best player in the Blues’ Stamford Bridge.
Former Barcelona star, Pedro praised his Chelsea teammate for his scintillating performances this season, insisting that Moses is the club’s best – and most complete – player.
Moses’ resurgence under Italian manager, Antonio Conte, has been awesome, scoring three league goals – including the winner against Tottenham penultimate Saturday – to comfortably be named as the PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month for November.
Much of Moses’ success in the current Chelsea side has been the 25-year-old’s ability and willingness to take on the right wing-back role that Conte asked him to occupy in September, which sees the winger play just in front of Pedro and carry out both defensive and attacking work.
Moses and Pedro have enjoyed a good relationship on the right flank, and the latter believes that Moses has developed into a “complete” player under the watchful eye of Conte.
“Victor is playing very well, he’s on fire and performing well in every game,” Pedro told Chelsea’s official website.
“In the last few matches he’s been our best player and it’s a pleasure for me to play with him on the right-hand side.
“He’s very compact, really strong and he has a lot of skill, he’s a complete player.”
Also yesterday, New African Soccer magazine named Moses as the English Premier League African Player of the Month of November.
The Nigeria star edged Kenya’s Victor Wanyama from Tottenham Hotspur and fellow Nigerian Victor Anichebe of Sunderland to win a second straight award in two consecutive months; the first player to perform such a feat since the award programme started in 2014.
New African Soccer in a statement, congratulated the Nigeria winger but also mentioned the competitiveness of the November award, especially in the votes.
‘Victor Wanyama, also a one-time winner of the award, put up a strong showing and this was rightly justified, considering his role in Tottenham Hotspur’s early surge which made them the last to be beaten in the League. His move from Southampton was a positive one,” Tunde Adelakun, CEO of New African Soccer noted.
He added, “As for Victor Anichebe, it is just pleasing to see this player come back into form after years of uncertainty, loss of form and injuries that looked like will curtail his career. His three goals in November made him a worthy nominee”.
The November award will be handed to Victor Moses in the coming days.