Although Victor Moses made over 40 appearances and scored a career-high 10 goals in all competitions in his first season at Chelsea, he’s spent the past three years since trying to accumulate as much playing time as he could in various Premier League loan deals, first to Liverpool, then to Stoke City, and then to West Ham.
It must’ve been a fairly frustrating pattern, joining Chelsea for preseason, performing well, and then going out on loan anyway. But not this season! This time, with a clean slate under Antonio Conte, Moses finally earned his second chance with Chelsea.
Now, he wants to repay the faith.
"The most important thing for me was coming back to my main club. After all the loans I want to be here and help the club I belong to go as high as we can in the table. I've always believed in the ability and the talent I've got."
"To be honest every preseason I feel I've done well and it's just about being given a chance. That was the thing that was missing. I've got that with this manager now and he knows what I've got. I just want to pay him back by working hard for the team."
The 25-year-old signed a four-year deal last summer before heading out on loan, which means he’s got plenty of time to help Chelsea return to domestic and European glory.
"There's still a lot to come from me for the club. There's still a lot I want to do for the club. We've got a great manager here who gives the lads a chance to express themselves."
"I'm pleased to be playing this season and I just want to keep working hard for the team, which is the most important thing, and make sure we win as many games as we can."
"I want to do the right thing and also to enjoy myself on the pitch. I just want to keep on going. Now I'm here I'm happy and I just want to keep on enjoying myself. As long as we are winning games I'm happy."
"We know it's not going to be easy to win the Premier League but if we can keep doing what the manager says then I can see us going as high as we can this season."
-Victor Moses; source: Daily Mail
Moses scored his first goal of the season on Tuesday, 3.5 years after the last one in Chelsea colors. It was his first start for Conte, to go along with two substitute appearances in our two Premier League games so far (and making good impact in both of them).
Welcome back, Victor Moses.