Can Victor Moses repeat history in Europa League with Chelsea?
Victor Moses has already won the Europa League before with Chelsea and would surely love to add another European medal to add to his trophy cabinet this season.
The Nigeria international won the Europa League in the 2012/13 campaign during his first year at Stamford Bridge, but could history be about to repeat itself?
He arrived at the Blues as a right-winger and it was on the Europa stage that he really came to life under then-manager Rafael Benitez.
Moses scored four goals during Chelsea’s run in the Europa League knockout rounds, before they eventually beat Benfica 2-1 in Amsterdam.
The wide man was subsequently loaned out to the likes of Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham in following seasons, as his time in West London appeared to slip away.
But a reinvention under Antonio Conte saw him become a crucial part of the Chelsea starting XI as a right wing-back and he now finds himself back at the beginning of the cycle this season.
Current manager Maurizio Sarri has confirmed he plans to use Moses as an attacking winger this campaign and it seems like the Europa League may be his best chance for minutes, with the Premier League team looking fairly settled.
There is often criticism aimed at Moses – who earns £75,000-a-week, according to spotrac.com – that suggests he is the weak link in the side.
The 27-year-old did look extremely lively in a Carabao Cup win over Liverpool recently and certainly has the ability to beat defenders one-on-one, but just needs to improve his end product.
Chelsea host Hungarian outfit MOL Vidi on Thursday night and it could be the perfect stage for Moses to shine.