7 Players who influenced Chelsea's season

Share:

  

7 Players who influenced Chelsea's season

Chelsea won their sixth top-flight title and fifth in the Premier League era on Friday to become the second club with the highest number of EPL titles behind Manchester United (13).

The club became the first club to win the English top-flight title on a Friday since Arsenal at Anfield in 1989 and one cannot overemphasize the contribution of certain players who stood for the team en route their successful 2016/17 Premier League campaign.

1. Victor Moses

7 Players who influenced Chelsea's season

Victor Moses (born December 12, 1990) is a Midfielder for Chelsea and wears the shirt number 15. At 26 years of age he is 177cm tall and weighs 76kg. Moses has a BMI (The body mass index) of 24.3. Moses, in the English Premier League has scored three goals this season, creating 24 chances and two assists in 33 games played. Moses has a passing accuracy of 78.5% and has 51% of average duels won.

Photos: Moses celebrates first EPL title with Chelsea

Road to Premier league title: How Chelsea achieved glory

Champion! See how Chelsea fans celebrated Moses

Prior to Chelsea's 2-0 victory over Hull last October - the first time Antonio Conte implemented the hugely successful 3-5-2 formation - Victor Moses had not started for the Blues in more than 1,230 days. The Nigerian arrived at the club in 2012 to much fanfare from Wigan for £9m. The then-forward was introduced in front of the Stamford Bridge crowd before Chelsea’s clash with Newcastle United. Fast, quick-footed and talented, Moses' potential was clear to see.

But he struggled to convince those in charge that he was worthy of a spot in the starting XI. Moses was like so many signed by the west London club – an obvious talent deemed surplus to requirements, and thus sent out on loan to keep his hand in.

Top 10 Chelsea goals of the season 2016/17

Seasons at Liverpool, Stoke and then West Ham followed but still he struggled to flourish. It was Conte, though, with his unique perception, who trusted in Moses and retained the player ahead of the current season. Under the Italian's astute eye, the 26-year-old has excelled at wing-back and gone on to establish himself as an integral cog in the Chelsea side. Since that autumnal afternoon in Hull, he hasn't looked back once.  

Follow us on Twitter @fc1naija & Instagram - fcnaija

Copyright © 2017 Fcnaija. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit given to fcnaija.com as the source.

RELATED STORIES IN EPL