Victor Moses started for Chelsea against Hull yesterday, and was one of the best players on the pitch playing as an auxiliary right wingback.
The Nigerian winger’s pace and direct running provided a threat that Chelsea have lacked for months.
Moses has struggled to break into the Chelsea side, with recent loans to Stoke, Liverpool and West Ham all showing him to be a solid, hard-working but unspectacular player. He doesn’t appear to have the technical ability to play at the very top level, and all three of those clubs looked to upgrade on Moses rather than look to sign him permanently.
The fact that he’s now forced his way into the Chelsea team on merit is a damning sign for the club. After carrying the club for so long Willian’s performances have dipped, Pedro has been a disaster in almost every game he’s played for the Blues.
It’s great to see Moses finally get another chance at Chelsea, but the fact that he’s their best option at this moment shows a desperate need for attacking quality in the squad. If rumours of a January spree turn out to be true, Moses could find himself back out of the side very quickly.