Oliseh Happy To See Moses, Conte Shining At Chelsea

Oliseh Happy To See Moses, Conte Shining At Chelsea


Exclusive By Johnny Edward:

Former Super Eagles, coach Sunday Oliseh is pleased to see Victor Moses playing regularly for Chelsea after spending the last three seasons away from the Bridge reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Moses has been present in The Blues starting line-up since manager Antonio Conte switched to a 3-4-3 formation, which has seen The Blues chalk up 11 consecutive wins.

The former Super Eagles coach also added that he has been equally impressed with Antonio Conte's impressive start at Chelsea in the English Premier League this season, but says The Blues' title credentials will be put to test in February when all other top contenders crash out of Europe.

Oliseh who played alongside Conte at Juventus during the 1999–2000 season explains that the Italian gaffer struggled at the start of the season because he was trying to accommodate certain players in his squad.

"My former teammate, Conte was crazy but positively crazy," Oliseh begins in an exclusive interview with Completesportsnigeria.com.

"He's that kind of a person that will run after you when you score even to the goalkeeper. He likes being involved, and you can see that he has managed to inculcate that into the Chelsea team.

"You might be surprise that one of the reasons why his side is doing well is the fact that, with due respect, John Terry isn't in the team anymore and that's a big plus, because he was struggling on how to use Terry in the defence at the start of the season and Mikel in the middle.

"Furthermore, switching to a 3-4-3 formation which has also been good for Victor Moses. It's nice to see Moses playing regularly now for Chelsea.

"Conte has also given more opportunities to young players, but then again let's not be quick to judge them because they are not playing in Europe, that makes them fresh.

"What will decide if Chelsea will be champions is when every title contender is in or out of Europe which will make the final lap more interesting."

While admitting that Diego Costa and Ngolo Kante have been instrumental to The Blues' impressive winning run of 11 straight wins, the Oliseh says his ex-teammate has more quality on the bench to replace the duo.

Both players picked up a fifth yellow card of the season in the win over Crystal Palace and will miss the Boxing Day clash with Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge before facing Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspurs.

Oliseh adds: "They can surpass that record Arsenal set 14 years ago.

"They have enough quality to see those games through. In the last three games, Conte has freshened up his squad and I think with the quality they have, it's going to be difficult for other teams to catch them now.”

Oliseh who refuses to reveal when he will return to coaching, also believes that Chelsea can equal Arsenal's record of 14 straight wins set in 2002.”