Article published on 2016-11-09 by ChelseaStats in Uncategorised.
Victor Moses praised for being a right wing back, likened to Ashley Cole – the left full back.
Luiz 5 weeks in a row.
Eden Hazard ‘centre midfield’
Wing-back – Victor Moses (Chelsea)
I can’t be seeing right. Victor Moses playing right wing-back? Cutting in on his left side and striking the ball with ferocious accuracy? Swinging balls into the box with his right foot like a boomerang and with terrifying effect?
I have never seen the Nigerian defend with such competence, in fact I’ve often been told by coaches – mostly English and trained by the FA – that players like Moses were incapable of producing such performances. That’s probably why Chelsea and most Premier League clubs no longer invest in English managers these days.
If Moses keeps playing at this rate, Chelsea may have stumbled on another Ashley Cole.
Centre-back – David Luiz (Chelsea)
I think I owe Chelsea boss Antonio Conte an apology. I was one of those pundits who gasped and then sneered at his decision to bring Luiz back to Stamford Bridge.
Yet what I have witnessed since the Brazil defender’s return is a player utterly focused on defending and taking pride in keeping clean sheets.
Against Everton he stuffed Romelu Lukaku in his right pocket and Yannick Bolasie in his left. I cannot remember a single chance Everton had throughout the 90 minutes in one of the best defensive displays I have seen by a Chelsea team in years. And it was led and directed by Luiz. Magnificent.
Centre midfield – Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
All three of Hazard’s shots against Everton were on target, with two of them finding the net
Every club needs a star and Chelsea have theirs. His name is Eden Hazard.
In a team that looks impregnable at the moment, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has given Hazard the freedom of the Bridge, to roam and float wherever he wants on the condition he destroys the opposition. What a fantastic arrangement between coach and player.
How refreshing to find a coach whose first priority is to ‘bolt the back door’ but then demand his players express themselves once the door is firmly shut. This was a wonderful display of skill and artistry by Hazard, who came off the pitch to a standing ovation after 80 minutes having scored two goals and ripped Everton to shreds.