- Victor Moses and Cesar Azpilicueta have received rave reveiws from Antonio Conte
- The Chelsea coach hailed the two one the best in their position in world football
- Since Chelsea switched to a 3-4-3, Moses has played as a right-wing-back for the Blues
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has hailed Victor Moses as one one of the reasons why his 3-4-3 formation at Chelsea is working wonders this season.
Conte called the Nigerian international incredicle in his new role as a right wing-back.
The Italian also labelled Cesar Azpilicueta as the best defender in the world in the current role he plays as one of the three centre-backs for theBlues.
Azpilicueta, who is naturally a right-back but has played at left-back for the majority of his Chelsea career, has been utilised by Conte on the right side of a three-man defence.
Since the start of October, the Italian coach switched from a 4-2-4 to a 3-4-3 formation which allowed the likes of Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso to shine.
“This system (3-5-2) was in my mind when we planned the season with the club,” Conte was quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard.
“We have two systems 4-2-4 and 3-4-3. When I switched this system, I felt it was a good fit for our players. We don’t lose offensively but we are better defensively.
“We found players not to adapt but to play in different roles compared to the past. Like Moses and Azpi – he’s incredible in this new role. He is one of the best in the world in this role. Moses too. To run for the whole game with this quality is fantastic.”
According to Squawka, Chelsea have conceded just six league goals since that defeat to Arsenal back in September after switching to a 3-4-3 system.