Chelsea news: Manchester United star Luke Shaw picks Victor Moses as the toughest player he's played against
The Manchester United man heaps praise on Chelsea's wing-back Victor Moses.
Manchester United left-back, Luke Shaw, says the best forward he’s faced to date is Chelsea’s Victor Moses. Having spent the last three years on loan at Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United, Moses has finally found his way into the Chelsea first-team thanks to Antonio Conte.
Having not been favoured by Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge, Moses got his revenge, of sorts, against the Portuguese manager earlier this season when Chelsea showed Manchester United the hard side of the belt with a 4-0 whopping at Stamford Bridge.
And although Luke Shaw missed the game due to an injury, he admits the Nigerian is too much to handle with his strength, pace and determination to not give up on a loose ball.
"A lot of people rinse me for it, but Moses is the toughest opponent,” Shaw told Tobiias.
“The power and strength he had… so direct, he never gave me a second to breathe.
“I was pretty young, it was either my first or second season with Southampton, he was, now when I think back, my toughest game I’ve had.”
Finally coming into his own
Having been finally given the chance to shine at Chelsea, Moses is making the best of his opportunities and is impressing everyone – including the fans who chose to give him a standing ovation the last two times he was substituted by Antonio Conte.
But it isn't just his work rate and discipline that's been applauded, Moses has scored four goals and has an assist to his name in the fourteen appearances he’s made for the Blues this season – including that crucial winner against Tottenham in the Premier League last weekend.
Moses is the kind of dynamic winger Antonio Conte was desperately searching for in the early parts of the season and after having instated him in the wing-back position of his preferred 3-4-3 formation, Chelsea have yet to lose a game. The last loss being against Arsenal on September 24th.
With almost three years to go for his contract, and given he’s only 25 now, he could become a key player for Chelsea under the stewardship of the Italian. Conte likes his wing-backs to run up and down the field, defend and attack, cross and prevent crosses and Victor Moses can do it all. And this could mean bad news for Juan Cuadrado, who shockingly, is still on Chelsea’s books as a player – he could join Juventus on a free soon enough.
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