Conte salutes 'incredible' Moses after Hull win

The Blues boss talked up his Nigerian winger after he performed well in an unfamiliar wing back role, as his side beat the Tigers at the KCOM Stadium

Antonio Conte was impressed by an "incredible" performance from Victor Moses after Chelsea picked up all three points with a 2-0 victory over Hull City on Saturday.

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Diego Costa and Willian’s goals got Chelsea back to winning ways, while they also maintained a clean sheet for the first time in four matches as Conte began with a 3-4-3 formation for the first time at his new club. 

Moses made his first league start for Chelsea since May 11 2013 and Conte picked out his make-shift wing back as one of the top performers against the North Yorkshire club. 

“I think Moses played an incredible game,” Conte said. “In defensive situations and offensive situations because he is working very hard and he deserved to play. 

“He showed me that my choice was right today. If he plays in this way and is fantastic [he can keep his place in the team]. I think that Pedro can play in the same way and give you the opportunity to exploit defenders one-versus-one.

“We do not only want wing backs who cross, but if we have a winger who is able to do this role then it is a great option.”

Branislav Ivanovic found himself left out of the starting eleven in the league for the first time this season, with Chelsea’s new £23 million signing Marcos Alonso taking his place. 

Alonso made his first Premier League start for the Blues after coming on for a cameo performance against Arsenal last week, and Conte thinks that he is a perfect fit at left wing back. 

"Alonso played always in Fiorentina in this role,” He added. “I think he can improve a lot and today it is the first game in the league for him as he only played against Leicester in the League Cup. 

“In the same way as the other players, he must work, but I think he played a good game.”