Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has praised Antonio Conte after having transformed Victor Moses in his new wing back role.
The 25-year-old joined Chelsea in 2012, but having failed to secure regular football was sent on three separate loan moves to Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United.
However, the forward has adapted to a new role this season under his Italian coach in a right wing-back position in a 3-4-3 system, and has made 10 appearances in all competitions.
Particularly in the win over Manchester United at the weekend, Moses was defensively solid and was a threat going forward too as he played well in the 4-0 win.
Cascarino has been impressed with the way that Conte has moulded him into his new position, especially given that Moses faced real uncertainty over his future at Stamford Bridge.
“Antonio Conte’s switch to a 3-4-3 formation has proved to be successful but the new Chelsea head coach’s best move was playing Victor Moses as a right wing back,” Cascarino said, as reported by the Evening Standard.
“He offers a threat going forward down the right and also works very hard tracking back.
“People at Stoke City told me that he was the fittest player during his loan spell and that athleticism is helping him in his new role. Moses’ recent emergence could prove to be a masterstroke by Conte.”
Throughout his career and especially during his successful spells with Juventus and Italy, Conte has established himself as an astute tactician, who is always flexible when it comes to how his sides are set up tactically.
Nevertheless, to be able to transform Moses and make him an important part of his team has been impressive, and he’ll hope that the former Crystal Palace star can continue his rich vein of form.