Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri publicly made it known that Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater are no longer needed in the team and they are surplus to requirements in the upcoming transfer market.
As good as the Italian manager made both players know the truth about their importance to the team, he did it in a very unprofessional way.
A one-on-one discussion with both players would have been the best way to discuss such career-threatening information.
Is Sarri Right to make such decision
Sarri, for his records, is a great and experienced manager who knows what is best for his team. However, the decision to drop Victor Moses from his team might be his greatest undoing in the future.
The 27-year-old Nigerian international was one of the best players in the League during Conte’s first season at Stamford Bridge. The former Juventus manager was full of confidence and always feel relaxed whenever the wing-back is on the pitch.
The player became an important player in the team so much that the Blues can’t play an interesting and impressive football without him at the right wing-back position.
During Moses’ short spell on the sideline due to injury in the 2016-17 season, the whole team became disorganized and very uncoordinated, making fans asked rhetorically – ‘why is Victor Moses’ absence affecting the team?’
When he returned from his minor injury setback against Stoke City, the former England youth international made a magnificent assist to Eden Hazard who volleyed the ball into the net. The team went on to lift the Premier trophy in style.
The 2017-18 season saw the whole team struggled for form but Moses still held his own, making sure they still managed to win their second consecutive trophy when they narrowly pipped Manchester United to the FA Cup glory.
Why Sarri need to involve Victor Moses in his plans
Though Sarri is witnessing a successful start to life at Stamford Bridge, his team is presently lacking a cutting edge at the final third of the pitch as they have failed to score more than 1 goal in three matches.
Apart from their lack of goals, the attacking positions are lacking spark and character, hence, the need to bring Moses into the team.
Moses is known for his dribbling skills which is needed by Sarri’s men at the moment.
Eden Hazard is definitely one of the Premier League’s best dribbler, however, he is somewhat more of a striker than winger since Sarri comes into power.
The Belgian should be integrated into playmaking position, while, Victor Moses takes his place at the right flank of the attack. This will equally push N’Golo Kante back to his usual central midfield position
Pedro is surprisingly getting more game-time despite his uninspiring form and his growing age.
The Spaniard is so much trusted by Sarri that he has been involved in almost all the matches the team have played so far.
In all fairness to the former Barcelona star, he hasn’t done enough to deserve regular action ahead of Victor Moses or Giroud.
Playing as wing-back under Conte doesn’t mean Moses can’t perform brilliantly as a winger. He played as a winger at Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Stoke City, so, playing up front won’t be new to him.
Instead of shopping for a new attacker in January, Sarri should turn to his bench for inspiration as Moses, Giroud, and Loftus-cheek are more than capable of scoring goals aplenty