Turn back time about a month, and Victor Moses was heavily linked with a reunion with old boss Roberto Martinez at Everton. After signing for Chelsea from Wigan for £9 million in August 2012, Moses featured 44 times for the blues, scoring ten goals.
But with new manager Jose Mourinho seeming to deem the Nigerian surplus to requirements at the club, it seemed a move away from Stamford Bridge seemed on the cards for Moses.
Despite these rumours, Moses travelled with the rest of the Chelsea squad for their pre-season tour in Asia, and when given the chance, he really did impress.
Coming off the bench, he scored the final goal in a 4-1 win against Malaysia XI. Then after a strong performance in the final game of the tour, against Indonesia All-stars, he and his teammates jetted of to the U.S for the Guinness International Champions cup.
Playing just the first half in the first game against Inter Milan, the 22 year old winger earned man of the match. Most of his dribbles were successful and his strength was too much for the Inter defence.
He set up Oscar for the first goal and won the penalty for Chelsea's second, tucked away by Eden Hazard. This led to praise from Jose Mourinho, pretty much stating where Moses' future lies.
He starred yet again against A.C Milan and featured in the 3-1 loss to Spanish giants, Real Madrid.
His first season at Stamford Bridge wasn't bad either as he netted a strong ten goals and produced fine performances, even starting in the Club World Cup final.
Some of his goals include a header against Wolves on his first start for Chelsea, a last gasp winner in the Champions league against Shakhtar Donetsk and four important goals in Chelsea's Europa league triumph. He was highly rated by Rafa Benitez and it now looks as if he is rated by Mourinho.
Can he knock the other midfielders out of the team? Yes he can. Something the other players in his position don't have is strength, something he can use to his advantage as Chelsea have a lot of lightweights in their current squad. He also applies a good finish and has a fine bit of pace.
So, is this the big season for Victor Moses? I think so. Despite healthy competition from other attacking midfielders, I believe he can shine for Chelsea in the upcoming campaign and help them win more major honours.
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