Chelsea gaffer, Maurizio Sarri has thrown up an explanation of the reasons behind the absence of Nigerian winger, Victor Moses from the start of action in the English Premier League.
In contrast with Moses’ regular appearances under The Blues’ previous coach, Antonio Conte, the retired Super Eagles star has found the going tough since the arrival of another Italian, Sarri, but the gaffer has now charged him to step up his performances in order to get a look in.
Sarri, though, acknowledged that Moses will not play as a right-wing-back under the new dispensation, a role in which he flourished in under Conte, as the new manager wants the dazzler to play as a winger, a position in which he excelled during his days with the Eagles.
It is a return to struggles at Stamford Bridge for Moses, who earlier had to spend time on loan at Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United after joining Chelsea in the summer of 2012.
Moses has yet to start a single game for The Blues in all competitions this season and was dropped from the match day squad against Newcastle United in the last round of matches in the Premier League.
The 27-year-old had more playing opportunities under Conte, only after he was converted to a right wing-back, but is behind Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro in Sarri’s pecking order of wingers in the new season.
Consequently, Moses will have to pick up his paces in training and work harder to earn a spot on Chelsea’s wings, if he is to earn any relevance with the club this season.
With Sarri’s style of play, Moses has managed just eleven minutes of football this season in the English Premier League, but the new man in charge says the star can still regain the flair he had in the previous seasons under Conte.
Sarri expatiated: “He changed the position in the pitch. Now we are trying to let him to play like a winger. So we changed the position and in the new position I think he needs to improve.”