Victor Moses is reportedly considering leaving Chelsea in January. The 27-year-old has struggled for game time under Maurizio Sarri this season.The prospects of him breaking into the team look bleak.
Moses suited the wing back position he played under Antonio Conte. However, in Sarri’s 4-3-3 system, he does not fit in. He is not defensively sound enough to play as the right back in a back four. Both Cesar Azpilicueta and Davide Zappacosta are ahead of him in this sense.
He also is not quite potent enough to play as a first choice right winger further up the field. Both Pedro and Willian are ahead of him in this position. Moses is a strong dribbler and he is often able to get himself into good attacking positions with his power and speed but his final delivery or shot leaves a lot to be desired.
Moses did an admirable job as a converted wing back playing under Conte. He thrived in a functional team that churned out results playing pragmatic football. Even players who are step below top class such as Moses, Gary Cahill or even Marcos Alonso were able to play in a solid system without having their relative lack of ability overly exposed.
Now, in Sarri’s free flowing technical football system, Moses does not make the cut. Now, he is another body blocking the possible progression of more talented youngsters such as Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The Nigerian would fit in well at a mid-table Premier League club such as Southampton or West Ham. He should go with everyone’s best wishes.