Three things we learned from Chelsea vs Vidi
After Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Vidi in the Europa League, we look at what we learned from the night.
1) The left back position looks health.
Emerson was arguably the man of the match against Vidi. His pace always offers an overlap and he made several weaving runs at the Vidi defence.
He has a slight problem when he fails to join the press at the same time as his teammates. This means he gets caught out of position too far up the field. This small flaw aside, he is turning into a proper full back.
2) Hudson-Odoi’s omission is an embarrassment for the club
On a day when Jadon Sancho, a teammate and sometimes rival of Callum Hudson-Odoi was selected for England, for Hudson-Odoi to have not even made the bench for a simple Europa League tie is an absolute embarrassment for the club and the way it is structured.
3) Victor Moses might be a better bet at right back
Moses earned his keep in only one moment last night when he made a crucial goal saving interception to prevent an equalizer at the very end. So far this season, Moses has played as a bit-part right winger. He does not have the same attacking potency as Pedro so his playing time further forward will be limited.
However, as a defender, as we learned during Antonio Conte’s tenure, Moses he is very solid defensively. He is also quicker around the pitch than Azpilicueta these days. If Moses can improve his delivery and the speed at which he passes to team mates, he could still have a role at right back.