The Year of Victor Moses shows no sign of slowing down.
Game after game, the former loan warrior's importance to Antonio Conte's plans becomes more and more evident. The former winger is turning into a rather excellent wing-back, once again putting in a crucial shift up and down the right flank at Middlesbrough on Sunday.
An early lapse of concentration aside, which almost allowed Gastón Ramírez to steal in on goal, Moses exploited the wide open spaces all day long, proving a key attacking outlet and even coming close to scoring his third Premier League goal of the season.
"We showed good character right from the start. We had a few chances in the first half which we should have taken. In the second half they came at us, and we were very strong at the back. We are pleased with the three points."
"It's very tight from fifth to first. The Premier League is hard this season so we want to take each game as it comes and we'll keep working hard to make sure we stay at the top until the end of the season."
-Victor Moses; source: Chelsea FC
The win over Middlesbrough may have been by the narrowest of margins, but it was enough to vault Chelsea to the top of the table, a point ahead of both Liverpool and Manchester City. But there is no time for complacency and the hard work must continue. Moses, for one, isn't likely to let up anytime soon.
"I'm delighted and very exited to be in the first 11. I just want to keep on enjoying my football, that's the most important thing."
"I've been on loan three times and we've got a manager here who wants to give youngsters that opportunity to express themselves and I'm doing that at the moment. I'm in the starting 11 and I just want to keen on improving."
-Victor Moses; source: Sky via Star
Next up for Chelsea, Spurs at home, always a grand occasion at the Bridge. We'll need Moses to on top his game once again.