One of the players at Chelsea who has clearly become surplus to requirements this season is Victor Moses.
The Nigerian became a star for the club during Antonio Conte’s reign as manager as the Italian utilised the 3-4-3 system. He also played a big role in helping the club win the Premier League during the 2016-17 season.
However, once Sarri took over as manager, he changed the club’s formation to 4-3-3. This led to Moses being one of the players to miss out, and he has consequently played in just six games across all competitions this term.
At 27, Moses is now at the peak of his career and he has a contract at Stamford Bridge which is valid until 2021. As it looks incredibly unlikely he will feature regularly going forward, the club should look to cash in on him in January. Moses is now at a stage where he will want to play as regularly as possible. He cannot do this at Chelsea as he does not fit into the club’s current style of play.
Chelsea should look to sell the former Crystal Palace man and use the funds generated from the sale in order to invest in other areas of the squad. If one thing is certain, the Blues need a clinical forward in the near future.
Despite not being the most technically gifted of players, Moses has an extremely hard work ethic and this will certainly make him a very enticing option for many clubs, particularly those in the bottom half of the table. They may even be willing to fork out hefty amounts of cash in order to lure him during the January transfer window. The Nigerian is also able to play on both flanks and can also act as a wing-back.
Chelsea should be fair to Moses and look to offload him in January. A sale will be a win-win situation for both club and player.