Victor Moses believes Eden Hazard proved he is one of the best players in the world with two more goals as Chelsea thumped Brighton on Saturday. And the 27-year-old Nigerian star, who scored his first goal of the Premier League campaign, has set his eyes on netting five more goals before the season winds to a close.
Speaking exclusively to Standard Sport, Moses said: “He does that in training and, on his day, he’s probably one of the best players in the world.
“We all saw it today. He’s unbelievable. He’s so talented. We’re very happy to have him here and we’re happy that he’s enjoying his football. Hopefully, he’ll keep scoring goals.”
With Pedro suspended for the trip to the coast, Antonio Conte opted to start Willian on the right flank and the move paid off as the Brazilian also got on the scoresheet.
The 29-year-old has seen his first-team opportunities limited this season either due to Conte’s preference to start Pedro on the flank or utilise a 3-5-2 formation instead of a 3-4-3 set-up.
But Moses insists Willian remains a key player for Chelsea, saying: “The second goal [for Chelsea] was a great goal, one touch from Michy, Hazard and what a goal from Willy. He’s a very important player for us and he done very well.”
Moses remains a vital player for Conte and recently admitted that he is trying to catch up with fellow wing-back Marcos Alonso in terms of goals scored this season.
And after netting his first of the campaign against Brighton, the Nigerian admitted the friendly battle between himself and Alonso is a sign of just how much they are enjoying their football at Chelsea.
“I got one today, five more to go!” he said. “We are enjoying our football. Marcos is doing very well by scoring goals, and I want to contribute too. I’m happy to score my first goal this season. but hopefully I’ll score more in the future.”
Much was made about Chelsea’s recent three-game goalless run, which was the first time in the club’s history that they had recorded three 0-0 results.
But Moses added: “Any one of us can score. We definitely will have chances [in games] but it’s just about converting them.
“We showed that we have good enough players to score us goals. We are pleased that Willian, Eden and myself were on the score-sheet. The most important thing is that we are happy”.