This Chelsea Superstar is better as a winger – Mikel

Super Eagles captain Mikel John Obi has said that he prefers Victor Moses as a winger, not the wing-back he regularly plays at Chelsea.

Mikel was at Chelsea to see Moses take up a new role under Antonio Conte as a wing-back where he has been impressive.

Super Eagles skipper has however insisted that his teammate Moses is better as a winger.

”Antonio Conte wants him to play as a right wing-back but Victor has always played as a right winger,” Mikel told FIFA World Cup Russia Magazine.

”Victor is young, fast, he is quick, he is strong, he is powerful, he has everything.'”

Moses plays further up the pitch as a forward when he is with the Super Eagles and is expected to be one of Nigeria’s most dangerous offensive players in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

”Victor Moses is a fantastic player, he made the difference against Cameroon when we beat the African champions 4-0, he was so fantastic,” Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr also said.

”When I saw him the first time I immediately saw the talent, the qualities he had and we tried to bring it into the system, that he has to play defensively when he doesn’t have the ball and he did very well.”

As a wing-back in the 2016/2017 season, Moses played a crucial part as Chelsea won the Premier League title.

Chelsea gain FA Youth Cup lead

Chelsea took control of the FA Youth Cup final after coming from behind to beat Arsenal 3-1 in the first leg at Stamford Bridge.

Xavier Amaechi gave the Gunners the lead in west London, scoring with a smart finish after being played through by Emile Smith-Rowe.

It was the first goal Chelsea had conceded in the competition but it did not deter the holders with substitute Daishawn Redan leveling the scores in the 66th minute.

Jody Morris’ side turned the screw during the second-half and they eventually took the lead when Marc Guehi headed home Reece James cross.

And they extended their advantage as Redan added his second of the match, keeping the Blues on course to win a fifth consecutive FA Youth Cup ahead of the second leg at the Emirates Stadium on Monday.

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