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Victor Moses

Victor Moses

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Moses in great form for club and country!

One of the biggest World Cup qualifying matches took place in Africa last week. Nigeria and Algeria, two of the teams that qualified for the last World Cup in Brazil, faced each other in Nigeria. It was the home team that came out on top in a 3-1 win for the Super Eagles. The Man of the Match was Chelsea's Victor Moses, who scored two goals and showed the same great form he has been showing for the Blues this season. Nigeria took the lead in the 25th minute when Moses took advantage of some poor defending. Nigeria extended their lead when Moses's Chelsea teammate, Jon Mikel Obi, scored just before the interval. Algeria played better in the second half and got a goal back when ex-Tottenham midfielder, Nabil Bentaleb, scored. Algeria pressed for an equaliser but were punished by a quick counter-attack by Nigeria in injury time, when Moses scored his second goal of the match.

Victor Moses scored twice for Nigeria against Algeria.

Fantastic win today and great team performance, always an honour to play for my country! Buzzing to score two goals too!  Victor Moses on Twitter after the match.

Changing positions on the pitch has benefitted Moses

Moses celebrating a goal for Chelsea this season.

Until this season, Victor Moses had become a bit of a forgotten player at Chelsea. When he stepped off the bench back in August, he was making his first Premier League appearance for Chelsea in over three years! After the team conceded seven goals in three matches earlier in the season, including defeats to Arsenal and Liverpool, Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, decided to change the team's formation. Conte decided to play with three central defenders and two wing-backs. Conte decided to make Moses one of his wing-backs and in October, against Hull City, Moses started his first match since May 2013. Chelsea beat Hull 2-0 and have since won the following four Premier League matches; scoring 16 goals and conceding 0! Victor Moses has started all of these matches! Before this season, Moses had always been a winger but this new position has given him a chance to break into the Chelsea first-team and play an important role for the club this season.  

You must have good stamina and quality to play as a wing-back. I ask my wing-backs to do defensive and offensive work. Moses is a great surprise in this aspect.  Antonio Conte, Chelsea manager.

What do we know about Victor Moses?

Moses in action against Everton in Chelsea's 5-0 win.

Victor Moses was born on 12 December 1990 in Lagos, which is not only the biggest city in Nigeria but in all of Africa. Moses moved to the UK when he was 11 years-old as an asylum seeker, after his parents died in Nigeria. He lived with foster parents because he didn't know anybody in the UK. His talent for football was soon easy to see and Crystal Palace was the first professional club to notice it. He played for Palace's youth teams from 2001 and made his first-team debut for the club as a 16-year-old. He played 69 times for Palace in the Championship before signing for Wigan Athletic, which was then a Premier League club. After impressing in the Premier League with Wigan, Chelsea made a bid for the player and in the summer of 2012 it was announced that his move to Chelsea had been completed. Moses played for England at under-17, 18 and 21 levels, but in 2011 he decided to play for the country of his birth. Moses helped Nigeria win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and also represented his country at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Definitely, wherever they are at the moment, they should be proud of me, looking down being proud.  Victor Moses, talking about his parents.

Moses celebrating with Diego Costa.

Where has Moses been for the last three years?

Moses signed for Chelsea in 2012 and everything went well in that first season. He played 43 times, scored 10 goals and helped his new club to success in the Europa League. However, the following season, he was sent out on loan to Liverpool. He only started 9 matches while with the Reds and returned to Chelsea the following summer. In the 2014/15 season, Moses was sent out on loan again, this time he went to Stoke City. He produced some good performances for the Potters but injury meant his season finished early and in the summer he returned to Chelsea once again. At the beginning of the 2015/16 season, Moses was sent out on a third season-long loan. This time it was to West Ham and Moses made 26 appearances for the London club. At the beginning of this season, most people expected Moses to leave the club again, but Antonio Conte had other ideas and Moses is now playing brilliantly in his new position of wing-back.

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What do you think?

Victor Moses scored twice for Nigeria against Algeria. Which player do you think performed best in last week's World Cup qualifiers? 

Victor Moses has changed position from winger to wing-back. Do you know any other players who changed positions with success? Can you think of a player who can play in lots of different positions?

Victor Moses has been on loan at three other Premier League clubs. Do you think it's a good idea to send players out on loan?  Can you think of a player that is playing well on loan at the moment?

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aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
17/11/2016
ME
6922
points

Alexis Sanchez scored twice against Uruguay in 3-1 win and not to forget that Uruguay is performing really good in S.America qual.


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aragorn1986
17/11/2016 21:22
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

Alexis Sanchez scored twice against Uruguay in 3-1 win and not to forget that Uruguay is performing really good in S.America qual.

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aragorn1986
17/11/2016
ME
6922
points

Ruud Gulit played in defence, midfield and attack. It is not a bad idea to send a player on loan. You never know when some player will get back in form. Loic Remy is on loan but he's injured at the moment.


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aragorn1986
17/11/2016 21:32
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

Ruud Gulit played in defence, midfield and attack. It is not a bad idea to send a player on loan. You never know when some player will get back in form. Loic Remy is on loan but he's injured at the moment.

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kwesimanifest
18/11/2016
GH
14285
points

Antonio Valencia of Manchester United has also being changed from winger to wing back


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kwesimanifest
18/11/2016 12:15
Ghana
Manchester United
14285

Antonio Valencia of Manchester United has also being changed from winger to wing back

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/11/2016
GH
14285
points

Tim Fosu Mensah can play in many different positions


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kwesimanifest
18/11/2016 12:16
Ghana
Manchester United
14285

Tim Fosu Mensah can play in many different positions

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Alex_from_Ukraine
18/11/2016
UA
8821
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I think it's a good practice to send players out on loan because then players can keep themselves in a good form not "warming up" the bench.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
18/11/2016 17:42
Ukraine
Liverpool
8821

I think it's a good practice to send players out on loan because then players can keep themselves in a good form not "warming up" the bench.

assemjuve
19/11/2016
PS
3433
points

I think Moses was the best during the international duty,he performed very well.


assemjuve
19/11/2016 11:20
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I think Moses was the best during the international duty,he performed very well.

assemjuve
19/11/2016
PS
3433
points

I think going on a loan is good to get a lot of experiences then you can use it when u come back to your team.


assemjuve
19/11/2016 11:22
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I think going on a loan is good to get a lot of experiences then you can use it when u come back to your team.

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elghoul
21/11/2016
DZ
9105
points

Moussa sissoko is a good wing-back and Rabie Meftah who plays for UsmAlgiers either.
Players prefer being on loan to sitting on the bench.


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elghoul
21/11/2016 10:30
Algeria
Arsenal
9105

Moussa sissoko is a good wing-back and Rabie Meftah who plays for UsmAlgiers either.
Players prefer being on loan to sitting on the bench.

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guyviet
27/11/2016
VN
19
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John Oshea is a great player where position he in at ManUtd (center back, center defense midfielder, right or left back)


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guyviet
27/11/2016 12:15
Vietnam
Manchester United
19

John Oshea is a great player where position he in at ManUtd (center back, center defense midfielder, right or left back)

Rich's picture
Rich
28/11/2016
ES
2921
points

Hi Guyviet!

Welcome to Premier Skills English. I hope you enjoy our website!

John O'Shea is a great player and it's amazing that he won the Champions League with Manchester Utd and the Premier League five times! Do you know that he is captain of Sunderland now?

Rich - The Premier Sills English Team


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Rich
28/11/2016 08:17
Spain
Liverpool
2921

Hi Guyviet!

Welcome to Premier Skills English. I hope you enjoy our website!

John O'Shea is a great player and it's amazing that he won the Champions League with Manchester Utd and the Premier League five times! Do you know that he is captain of Sunderland now?

Rich - The Premier Sills English Team

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SKoshen11
17/12/2016
KZ
80
points

Very happy for Victor. In my opinion, he absolutely deserved his current place


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SKoshen11
17/12/2016 14:13
Kazakhstan
Chelsea
80

Very happy for Victor. In my opinion, he absolutely deserved his current place

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Siava
22/12/2016
UA
181
points

James Milner has changed his position from winger to left wing-back and just like Moses is doing very well playing at new position!


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Siava
22/12/2016 21:39
Ukraine
Liverpool
181

James Milner has changed his position from winger to left wing-back and just like Moses is doing very well playing at new position!

daki439
21/02/2017
RS
112
points

Victor Moses is one of the best Chelsea players this season.


daki439
21/02/2017 21:03
Serbia
Chelsea
112

Victor Moses is one of the best Chelsea players this season.

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Htet Min Aung
18/05/2017
MM
56
points

I think the idea to send players out on loan is good idea because if the player doesn't get a chance in first line up or not included in the whole line up that player skill will be decrease.


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Htet Min Aung
18/05/2017 20:45
Myanmar
Chelsea
56

I think the idea to send players out on loan is good idea because if the player doesn't get a chance in first line up or not included in the whole line up that player skill will be decrease.

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