Victor Moses has been the revelation of the season, and last night added to his rising stock by scoring the winner in the derby clash against Tottenham.
The Nigerian, who signed in 2012, enjoyed a solid debut season, scoring ten times in 44 appearances. Sadly, he was never particularly fancied by José Mourinho, who sent him out on loan three successive seasons.
Under Antonio Conte, however, Moses has developed into one of the Premier League’s rising stars.
A fourth goal of the season and yet another superb individual display from Moses helped the Blues come from behind to maintain their slender advantage at the top of the table.
After the game, Moses and fellow goalscorer Pedro reflected on the three points in an interview with chelseafc.com.
‘We have high confidence, this was another important win’, the Spaniard began, before commenting on how Conte helped initiate the turn-around with a tactical re-think at half-time.
‘He told us to press high and concentrate between the lines. He told us to mark more aggressively and that was the most important thing’.
In the first half, the Blues had set up too deep and invited Tottenham to press the early initiative, but Pedro’s magnificent intervention on the brink of the interval turned the game on its head.
‘I scored to help the team, which is good. It was a good goal and in the second half the team were really strong’, added the former Barcelona man.
Man-of-the-match Moses added: ‘They started well, but we got ourselves back into the game.
‘This is my club, I’ve definitely found a home here. I’m relishing it at the moment and I just want to keep on playing football and enjoying myself whenever I’m out there’, the Nigerian concluded.
Next up for Chelsea is a visit to second-placed Manchester City, who similarly came from behind away at Burnley.
Moses and company will have to be at their best to avenge a heavy defeat here last August. City were 3-0 victors that day and went on to secure a first double over the Blues since 2010. It will take yet another a great Chelsea performance to come away with three points!