The Nigerian international believes his abilities will speak for him as he joined the European champions
One of the things that Victor Moses showcased in the opening league game for Wigan against Chelsea was the way he jinked past Ashley Cole and Branislav Ivanovic on various occasions. Now the striker is training with these players but he expects to continue to jink past defenders of the opposition in the Premiership.
“We all know Ashley Cole is one of the best left-backs in the word and he is a consistent player, so if I go past him I am happy because he is a great player,” Moses told Chelsea’s official website.
Moses is not restricted to the wings; he can lead the attack and even play at centre half if the occasion warranted it.
“I can also play up front or behind the striker, I can play anywhere up front. I'm comfortable wherever the manager wants to play me.
“Growing up I used to play centre-back in a Sunday league team but I had the feeling I could play further forward.
“When I was scouted by Crystal Palace I started playing in centre-midfield. Then I ended up playing as a striker, left wing, on the right - everywhere really.
“I went to Wigan to play left wing mainly but then the manager saw the way I was playing and he mostly used me on the right. Last season I played more on the right but sometimes on the left.
Moses also revealed links to Chelsea from when he was in High School when he was coached by Colin Pates, a former Chelsea captain.
“He [Pates] is a great man. He always used to talk to me and tell me about when he used to play and how I needed to be more professional about my football.
“He is a person you can call on and he will advise you in the right way. When we played with the school team he used to teach us all about movement and finishing and he was great to work with. We won a national school tournament when he was our manager.
He will also be settling down quite easily as has many friends amongst the Chelsea squad especially Mikel Obi, who also plays for the Super Eagles.
“I used to play with Ryan Bertrand and Daniel Sturridge for England U-19s, U-20s and U-21s.
“I know Cole and Michael Essien and Mikel [Obi] I know from playing for Nigeria. It is good to see everyone here and it is a lot easier for me.
Moses is also delighted to have been named in the Super Eagles squad that will face Liberia in a Nations Cup qualifier next month.
“For Nigeria I have games coming up against Liberia and I am looking forward to them. They are home and away and whoever wins will qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations in January,” Moses concluded.