Monday Nov 05, 2018. 10:00
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted that he is unsure of whether Victor Moses has a future at the club.
The Nigerian became a fixture in the Blues’ team under previous manager Antonio Conte, adapting brilliantly to a wingback role in his preferred 3-4-3 formation.
However, Chelsea have switched to a 4-3-3 since the arrival of Sarri at the start of the season and Moses has seen little playing, appearing in just two Premier League matches in 2018/19.
According to Sarri, in his system, Moses is better suited to play as a winger – but he faces stiff competition from Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro.
Speaking ahead of their match against Crystal Palace on Sunday, the Italian manager was asked to comment about the futures of Moses and midfielder Danny Drinkwater.
“I think the situation is that Drinkwater for me is not suitable for a midfield with two other midfielders. I told him two months ago what I think,” explained Sarri.
"Moses is more suitable for playing wing-back than like a winger or a full-back, I think. I don't know [if they have a future at Chelsea]. They have to improve but their characteristics are a little bit different."
Moses’ contract at Chelsea runs to June 2021. The Nigerian may opt to leave Stamford Bridge either in the January transfer window or at the end of the season.