Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted he did not envision Victor Moses as a wing-back but has hailed his commitment to learning the position, describing him as the “complete player”.
The former Italy manager also revealed that he never believed Moses would be able to play such a role but is proud of how far the former Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham loanee has come this season.
“If you asked me before the change if I imagined him in this new position, I would say not,” Conte told the Chelsea official website.
“We started to try to play with the 4-2-4 and I always saw him as a winger, very good one-v-one but a bit poor defensively.
“When I decided to change the system, I wanted to try him in this role, to work with him in a different situation, and he showed me great commitment to understand and to study the new role, above all in defensive situations.
“Now we have a complete player, offensively and defensively.”
Moses will line up against former side West Ham on Monday at the London Stadium with Chelsea looking to extend their dominant lead at the top of the Premier League.