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Conte reveals why he kept Moses at Chelsea


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Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte is full of praises for Victor Moses after playing a key role in Blues 3-0 win against champions Leicester City at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Italian manager, praised Moses, who impressed in the game against The Foxes before making way for Nigeria-born England youngster Ola Aina later in second half.

“When I arrived at Chelsea I told the club I wanted to see Victor in pre-season because I knew him very well and I knew about his great potential. He played well as awinger when we were playing with a 4-2-4.

“He’s a very good player, now he’s playing as a wing-back and it’s fantastic because he pays great attention in defence and can go one against one in attack. Alonso always played this role but Moses is a winger. I must say that his education is fantastic. I’m pleased for him. If someone shows they deserve to play I have no problem, I don’t care about the surname,” Conte said.

Speaking further, the Chelsea manager was happy with the outcome of the game, after the players put up great show that produced the excellent result.

“In the first half we played a very good game with high intensity, good passing and findingthe attackers between the lines,’ said Conte. ‘We created many chances to score and we were aggressive when we lost the ball.

“Today I’m pleased because I saw the things we have been working on this week. Above all I’m pleased for the players because when you work so hard during the week it’s logical you want to see a good result and a good game.”

Conte also expressed satisfaction with Ola Aina performance in his first Premier League game against Leicester City, including Diego Costa impact in the home game.

“Now we have a whole week to work and to see who is in the best shape to play the next match. The players know I want to see the right commitment and work-rate, after that I decide the formation. Another young player from the academy, Ola Aina, played his first (Premier league) game, and Nathaniel Chalobah showed he is really able.

“I changed the system because when you arrive at a new team you need time to study the right fit for the team. After we conceded a lot of goals I decided to change before the Hull game. When I see my players during the week working this way I’m very calm.

“If I can I want to keep Costa on until the end, he’s an important player with great personality. I know it was a risk because if he got another yellow card he would miss the next game but his passion is important for the team and he must transfer this in every minute of the game. I always take the responsibility in every situation; positive or negative, substitutions are always my decision.”
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