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The Chalkboard: Where Victor Moses would fit in at West Ham

Chelsea ace Victor Moses will seemingly be available for purchase in the January transfer window, and the Nigerian would be the perfect signing for West Ham United due to his ability to play in a number of positions.

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, speaking ahead of his team’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace last weekend, admitted that Moses does not fit into his plans this season.

Indeed, a switch to a back four has meant that Moses has played just 26 minutes of Premier League football for the Blues during the 2018-19 campaign.

West Ham had Moses on loan during the 2015-16 campaign, but there is no question that he has improved as a footballer since then, and the Hammers really should be looking to re-sign him at the start of 2019.

Moses has played left-wing, right-wing and right wing-back during his time at Chelsea, but it would be fair to say that the latter position is where he has really thrived.

Options for Pellegrini

Moses was outstanding for Chelsea during the 2016-17 campaign, playing in all but four of their Premier League matches in the title-winning season.

Moses was also impressive in Antonio Conte’s final year in charge, making 38 appearances in all competitions before falling out of favour this term.

Pablo Zabaleta is widely expected to leave West Ham this summer, and that does open up a position down the right.

Whilst it is unlikely that Moses would be turned into a right-back in the mould of Antonio Valencia, the 27-year-old’s ability to play in a wing-back position would make a back three a very real possibility for Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Valued at £18m by Transfermarkt, it is unlikely that West Ham would have to break the bank for Moses, and Pellegrini would be acquiring a player capable of playing in a back five, or indeed a midfield five with defensive discipline coming from the wide areas.

Chelsea seemingly no longer want the former Crystal Palace youngster, but he could become a key part of Pellegrini’s first XI.

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