Victor Moses may play a whole season at Chelsea after Antonio Conte confirmed he likes his wingers to be effective in one-v-one situations.
The new Chelsea manager fielded an ambitious 4-2-4 formation as the Blues beat Liverpool 1-0 in a pre-season friendly, with Moses and Willian starting as the wide men.
Moses has spent the last three seasons on loan at other Premier League clubs but he could thrive as a natural wide man at Conte’s Chelsea.
Another of last season’s loan army – Juan Cuadrado – has also been given a boost by his manager.
“With Juan Cuadrado, in my idea of football I love the role of the winger when doing a one-v-one,” said Conte. “Cuadrado is one of these. I am pleased to train him and when today you can have a substitution of Cuadrado and Pedro to replace Willian and Moses, it is good for Chelsea.
“Cuadrado is a Chelsea player and I hope he remains one.”
Moses said this week: “With a new manager I want to show my talent and that I am willing to play for the team.
“I came back to start my pre-season early with the group of players who had been on loan last season, which helped as well, I just want to enjoy my football.
“I want the fans to be able to recognise I am doing something good for the club but at the same time I want to work hard for the team and make sure we win games.”