Chelsea winger Victor Moses was given some land as a gift by the Nigerian president following a game for his country on the international stage a few years ago. I had the chance to interview the softly-spoken attacker shortly afterwards and he confessed he had no idea what he was going to do with it; I suspect that is still the case. So, you would imagine the former Liverpool ace would gladly swap the acreage for an FA Cup winners’ medal, a gong that thus far has eluded him during his career.
He gets the chance to enjoy victory in the cup final at Wembley on Saturday when Antonio Conte’s men face London rivals Arsenal in a mouth-watering showdown. To land the famous old silverware would seal the Double for the Blues after claiming the Premier league title already this season.
And it would certainly be the icing on the cake for Moses, 26, who could relax over the summer months happy with his trophy haul and the fact that he has put pen to paper on a new contract at Stamford Bridge that keeps him with Chelsea until 2021.
Moses has focused on the Gunners ahead of the final and will use the 3-0 reverse at the Emirates earlier in the season to serve as inspiration come the big day.
He said: “We still think about it. We lost two games in a row then — against Liverpool and Arsenal. We felt very sad after that game. They beat us at the Emirates but we switched to 3-4-3, which is the manager’s favourite formation, and it’s worked for us this season. Teams are finding it very hard to break us down.
“We’ve just got to concentrate on ourselves and make sure we win on Saturday because Arsenal are going to do their best to try and beat us. We’ve got the league title and they’re going to want to win because they missed out on the top four. We’re going to try and stop them because we want the Double.”
Moses says he couldn’t be happier on the pitch and attributes his mood to the fact that he is getting more game time than ever. He added: “I’m more focused now than ever. I’m enjoying my football again. The more games you play, the more experience you get and I’m enjoying that so far this season, I’m really enjoying my football.”